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from our 01 HOI!
Completed within the past year,
that you may be served better
with the best of Iris plants,
this modern tile and stucco
structure was built especially
for the purpose it serves — the
handling of Iris rhizomes and
other bulbs. Its construction
marks the 20th year of special-
izing in Iris and was made pos-
sible by the long and contin-
uous patronage of old custom-
ers and a . constantly growing
clientele of new ones.
With an experienced office staff
your order is promptly acknow-
ledged, filed, and put on the
docket for digging and shipping
at the proper time.
This large packing room, well
ventilated and with abundant
natural light, is the assembly
point for the tens of thousands
of Iris rhizomes and other bulbs
which are shipped each year to
customers in every state —
Maine to California, Wisconsin
to the Rio Grande, and to Cana-
da and many foreign lands.
Before you turn tliese pages you mill uiant
to hnoui about a feui essential ttiinys, such as
TIME OF SHIPMENT, WHEN TO PLANT, TERMS, ETC.
IRIS will be shipped beginning July 1st and continue through
the summer and early fall. Earliest shipments will go to
those who simply MUST have the plants early, but it is
obviously impossible for us to deliver thousands of orders
at the outset. During July and August we will ship con-
stantly in the sequence as received. Your success is as-
sured if planted any time during this period, but early order-
ing is advisable to avoid stock being sold short.
DAFFODILS will be delivered during September and Octo-
ber. That is the proper time to plant them, but orders should
be placed as early as possible — they will be filled in ro-
tation and some kinds always sell out fast. No bulb orders
accepted after October 15th.
The variety Arctic dominates this scene
in our own display garden. Lupines and
Columbines lend appropriate contrast.
We are no longer handling Tulips, Hyacinths, Dutch Iris
TRANSPORTATION is by prepaid parcel post or express,
whichever we deem most expedient. Be sure to state your
express office if different from postal address.
TERMS are cash with the order, either check, draft or
money order. We do not advise the enclosure of currency
with your order. No C.O.D. shipments — this adds to cost
and involves red tape for you and for us.
WE GUARANTEE all plants and bulbs to be true to name,
top quality and size, free from insect pests and disease,
and to reach you in a live and healthy condition. If for
any reason you are not completely satisfied, please notify
No Shipments Made During the Spring Months.
This catalog is free to all customers of record over a
two-year period, otherwise copies may be obtained
for 25c and this amount deducted from first order.
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We thought you might like to see
these pictures too — they tell a little
more than immediately meets the
Fifty acres of rich Willamette Val-
ley soil devoted exclusively to one
crop — Iris. By rotating the planted
area of about ten acres each year,
and with cover crops in the inter-
vening years, the soil is always in
a renewed condition and produces
large, and healthy plants annual-
Photographed about the first of
September, a new field of Iris that
will furnish the next season's crop.
Note the uniform growth, condition
of soil, and total absence of weeds
Picture taken the following Mcry„
every plant a one-year rhizome.
Just nine months before it looked
exactly like the picture above!
Six weeks later, the bloom stalks
cut off and the crop ready to be
dug, divided, trimmed, tagged,
packed and on their way to you.
Note again the even growth and
clean cultivation. Fields are dust-
ed by airplane to insure healthy
foliage and disease-free plants.
The unbecoming structure in the
background is a canvas-topped
shelter from the sun for both work-
ers and freshly dug rhizomes.
AN ANNUAL EVENT tied in with the appearance
of our catalog has been the presentation of new-
things from the seedling beds of Dr. R. E. Kleinsorge.
As the originator of Ormohr, Daybreak, Brjce Canyon,
Arctic, Ranger, Grand Canyon, Chamois, Old Parchment,
Tobacco Road, General Patton, Treasure Island, Prince
of Orange, Cascade Splendor, and numerous others,
his reputation is widely and favorably known. His
three new ones described below are of the same
high degree of excellence.
A NEW PINK IRIS, originated by David F. Hall of
Wilmette, Illinois, is herewith offered, also for the
PRETTY QUADROON (Kleinsorge, 1948) Each $20.00
Smooth, metallic, light copper-brown or pale tan, with
a hint of lavender and gold as an undertone. The
flowers are of faultless form — wide hafts, spreading
falls and large, closed standards. The beard is brown.
It is a color most difficult to describe but it has much
more life and attraction . than these coppery tans
usually provide. The one seed pod from whence it
came (Mexico x Tobacco Road) produced at least six
of these interesting blends and we selected this and
VOODOO as the best and most novel in color. Height
33 to 36 inches.
PINK SENSATION (David Hall, 1948) Each $20.00
From the garden of the world's foremost breeder of
pink Irises we selected this new creation when it first
flowered in the spring of 1946. That same year it was
seen and admired by many Iris critics, including Mr.
Harry Randall, president of the Iris Society of England,
who gave it special mention in his review of American
Iris visits. True delicate light pink, without any in-
fluence of lilac or salmon tones, and sporting the
famous tangerine or orange-red beard, it is just the
kind of pink Iris you have been wanting. PINK SEN-
SATION is a large flower, full and rounded in form,
with laciniated petal edges. Extremely early — one of
the very first of the tall bearded to come into flower.
Height about 33 inches.
SUNSET BLAZE (Kleinsorge, 1948) Each $20.00
A tall and huge golden flame-salmon blend, almost
a red, but with so much of the gold influence in it
that it is not really a red Iris. You have seen the sun
look much like this just before it sinks over the horizon.
Both standards and falls are extra large and the haft
and beard ore bright golden yellow. A most impres-
sive flower, blooming very early on widely branched
stalks reaching 42 inches.
VOODOO (Kleinsorge, 1948) Each $15.00
A very dark combination of rich chocolate-brown
standards and blackish red-brown falls, the entire flow-
er crimped and ruffled at the edges. The broad falls
are held stiffly horizontal and the wide standards
appear close together and erect, but closed at the top.
Average size, medium height. A very rich piece of
color and an abundant bloomer. It is a sister seedling
of Pretty Ouadroon.
ACTION FRONT (Cook, 1942) Each $2.50
A huge flower of glowing deep coppery red, with extra brood falls
and solidly colored haft. Beard is brilliant yellow. A grand
grower, with strong stalks and heavy foliage. Height 3 feet.
ALADDIN'S WISH (Murawksa, 1945) Each $5.00
A singularly different Iris, the whole flower is a lovely shade of
blue with brushings of cream radiating through the blossom, like
the first rays of the sun breaking through a lightly overcast dawn.
The colors seem to be brushed or marbled on, rather than blended.
Large, tall, and very popular. Shown on page 35.
ALASTOR (Spender, 1940) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50
One of the very few exceptional irises originated in England just
prior to the outbreak of the war. This is a beautiful flower in deep
pink tones, vivid and alive, with golden center and a golden hazel-
brown haft. A.M AIS, 1941.
ALBA SUPERBA (J. Sass, 1943) Each $7.50
The newest and best white from the Sass gardens. A huge pure
white flower with domed standards and flaring falls, thick sub-
stance and well branched stalks. 40 inches tall. HM AIS, 1943.
ALLUMEUSE (Gage, 1938) Each 50c; 3 for $1.25
A great improvement over the old variety Sir Michael. Falls are
sort of mahogany-red, standards bright violet-blue with bronze
cast. Center is fiery orange, due especially to the golden beard.
40 inches tall. HM AIS, 1938.
ALPINE GLOW (Kleinsorge, 1945) Each $5.00
Large flower of subdued rose tones, bordering on lilac or pole
violet. It has a slaty overcast, suggesting the soft colors of moun-
tain valleys at sundown. The beard is gold and there is some
brown shading on the haft. A sturdy and well branched stalk 40
inches tall holds the self-colored blossoms well aloft. Petals are
crimped like an Oriental Poppy. HM AIS, 1946. See page 8.
AMIGO (Williamson, 1934) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50
This richly colored Iris suggests purple Pansies, with its velvety
texture and sharp contrasting shades of blue and violet. It is one of
the most popular varieties of all time and in 1 945 was given a special
award by the English Iris Society. Standards ore clear light violet-
blue; falls intense violet-purple edged the color of the standards.
34 inches tali, a fine grower and good reliable bloomer. HM AIS,
1936; AM, 1938. Turn to page 16.
AND THOU (Graves, 1942) Each $2.50
A self of palest Wedgwood-blue, with a deeper blue flush in rhe
center of the bloom. Beard deep blue, tipped white. Strong stalks
with good branching, bearing large, rounded flowers. 40 inches tall.
HM AIS, 1942.
ANGELUS (Egelberg, 1937) Each 50c; 3 for $1.25
In color a bright light pink, with slight lavender iridescence just
below the lemon beard. Throughout the center there is a delicate
infusion of lemon-yellow. Large, husky stems, 3 feet toll. Very late.
HM AIS, 1939.
ANITRA (H. Sass, 1936) Each 40c; 3 for $1.00
A silvery sky-blue, pure in color, of great size and beautiful form.
Particularly effective and strikingly blue in late afternoon and early
evening. Midseason; average height. See page 18.
ANNA WILLIAMSON (Cook, 1946) Each $7.50
A lovely bright bicolor pink, the standards lighter than the falls. The
pink tone is on the rosy side, with an underlying yellow suffusion.
Large flower, broad petals and ideal form, three feet tall. HM AIS,
ARCTIC (Kleinsorge, 1940) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00
Here is one of the most beautiful and best Iris originated by this
famous raiser of notable seedlings. A huge white and gold flower
of perfect form, with ruffled but closed standards and broad falls
that are as smooth as white enamel. There is an area of bright
yellow throughout the center of the flower and the standards have
a creamy tint. Established plants will produce spikes four feet and
over in height, with as many as six open foamv flowers at one time.
HM AIS, 1941; AM, 1942. See at right and also page 3.
AUBANEL (Cayeux, 1935) Each 75c
This pink blend from France is one of the loveliest Irises ever received
from that country and one of the nearest to pink in color. It is large
and well formed, sort of shrimp-pink with a good deal of yellow in
the center. Very limited stock.
AUBURN (Kleinsorge, 1945)
This is certainly a new color in Iris — at least we have never seen
anything like it. The name Auburn was selected because it seems
especially suited to the flower. Both standards and falls are a
coppery henna-brown, with an undertone of gold, and the falls have
a brilliant patch of blue in the center at the tip of the beard. This is
a remarkably vivid Iris which glows when seen a block distant. Very
early, with 36-inch stems. Color plate on opposite page is very
close. HM AIS, 1946.
AZURE SKIES (Pattison, 1943) Each $3.00
Originally called "Summer Skies" by Mrs. Pattison, the originator,
this is a self of pale azure-blue with firm domed standards and flar-
ing, almost horizontal falls. The flowers are beautifully ruffled and
have wide hafts, surmounted by. a white beard. Declared by many to
be the most lovely of all light blue Iris to date. 36 inches. AM AIS,
1945. See page 10.
BAGHDAD (Whiting, 1946) Each $15.00
A deep, strong yellow, overlaid with a metallic finish of burnished
brass. Of pleasingly flaring form, very heavy in substance. This is
a strong grower, nicely branched, hardy and increases rapidly. A real
BALMUNG (H. Sass, 1939) Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00
Just about the finest, in our opinion, of all the Sass series of yellow
Plicatas. The ground color is a defnite yellow and the markings ore
peppered on in cinnamon-brown. Note the illustration — it is a perfect
likeness. Much larger than others of this series, with tall stems and
good habit. HM AIS, 1940; AM, 1942. Shown on page 17.
BANDMASTER (Hall, 1944) Each $5.00
A very large, vigorous growing and free blooming medium blue, a
few shades lighter than The Admiral and deeper than Great Lakes.
The color holds up unusually well. Immense foliage and heavy stems
36 to 40 inches tall. HM AIS, 1944.
BATAAN (Kleinsorge, 1942) Each $3.00
This is a very dark blend of coppery plum, henna and rich brown.
Freshly opened flowers exhibit a pronounced henna cast, some of
which is missing in the illustration on page 32. Distinctive and
attractive shape and something apart from the usual run in iris
colors. Height 3 feet or slightly over.
BERKELEY GOLD (Salbach, 1942) Each $2.50
This fine yellow continues to hold a place near the top in the
list of 100 best Iris. Absolutely perfect in form, on stems that
average three feet and over, well branched and with flowers of
very rich solid yellow, it is regarded by many judges as the
world's best yellow Iris. HM AIS, 1944; AM 1946.
BERMUDA SAND (Hall, 1939) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50
A glorified and gigantic Jean Cayeux, both standards and falls
heavily ruffled. Deeper in color than Jean Cayeux, a light
coffee-ton with a glint of gold. Freshly opened blooms are
reddish gold. Strong growing with broad foliage and sturdy
BERTHA GERSDORFF (J. Sass, 1942) Each $2.50
An oddly feathered flower of pale yellow, marked with rosy
purple in a most unusual manner. Standards pinkish shading
to yellow; falls yellow brushed with rose-purple. Large blooms,
lots of them, on 3-foot stems.
BLACK BANNER (Nicholls, 1947) Each $7.50
Velvety, intensely colored near block. Sleek and rich in its
midnight hue, with practically solid dark hafts. Introduced
last year it was awarded an HM by the American Iris Society.
Increases very rapidly and grows well everywhere. Height 3 ft.
HM AIS, 1947.
BLACK & GOLD (Kleinsorge, 1943) Each $5.00
Standards rich pure chrome-gold; falls solid blackish maroon
with some marking at the haft. Well named, it provides a most
striking contrast of rich colors. Tall and well branched.
BLACK FOREST (Schreiner, 1945) Each $10.00
"Black OS pitch," says the introducer. A rich, silky, ebony
blue-black, the effect of which is intensified by a very solid
haft and a blackish blue beard. Medium in height, with flaring
falls. A very startling new introduction. HM AIS, 1946.
BLUE FRILLS (Stephenson, 1946) Each $7.50
Pure azure-blue, darker than Great Lakes but still a light blue
Iris. Clear end uniform in color, the flowers rounded in style,
and of a rich glossy texture. The blue tinged beard adds to the
color note. 34 inches.
BLUE RHYTHM (Whiting, 1945) Each $10.00
Very large flowers of Cornflower-blue, softened by a silvery overtone.
The large standards are arched and domed, the broad falls are semi-
flaring with smoothly colored hafts. Grov/ing from 3 to 4 feet in
height, perfectly branched, we corisider it just about tops as a
blue Iris. HM AIS, 1945; AM, 1947.
BLUE SHIMMER (J. Sass, 1942) Each $4.00
An entirely different Plicata. Clean, sparkling white with an all-
over pattern of clear blue stippling. The blue seems to be peppered
on the white background in an even manner, rather than in the
familiar buttonhole-stitch style. The flowers are extremely large and
full. Certainly one of the most outstanding Irises of the past few
seasons. HM AIS, 1942; AM, 1944. See page 22.
BLUE VALLEY (K. Smith, 1947) Each $25.00
This new Iris, a seedling of Lake George crossed with Great Lakes,
has been the subject of much praise and comment. Very near to
true blue, ruffled and large in size, it possesses an unusual sparkling
sheen. Few plants. HM AIS, 1947.
BRIGHT LIGHTS (Schreiner, 1946) Each $7.50
Actually a yellow Plicata along the lines of Tiffanja, but with less of
the Plicata pattern and a more yellow and white contrast. The falls
carry a central patch or "blaze" of almost pure white. The stitchings
are soft brown. A very colorful clump. Shown on page 31.
BRUNHILDE (Salbach, 1934) Each 50c; 3 for $1.25
Very dark, uniform violet self, including an unusual blue beard. A
most regal Iris of great color intensity, with splendid stems and
widely flaring blossoms.
BRYCE CANYON (Kleinsorge, 1944) Each $10.00
A distinct and warm shade of henna-copper, self colored and so
named because of the similar colors found in the rock formations of
one of America's most famous tourist attractions. It has especially
broad hafts, large, rounded foils, and finely held standards. The
picture on the front cover is an excellent likeness. Bryce Canyon
achieved instant popularity. Awarded HM AIS in 1945; AM in 1947,
and is in sixth position in this year's list of 100 most popular Iris. A
good grower everywhere, hardy, 3 feet and over in height.
BUFFAWN (Andrews, 1940) Each 75c
If you are looking for an Iris of unusual coloring and with the most
brilliant tangerine beard, this is it. A soft pinkish buff self, hard to
describe, set off with a very red-orange beard. Nicely shaped, prolific
bloomer and attracts wide attention.
BURGUNDY ROSE fHall, 1946) Each $7.50
Ruffled dark rosy amethyst, a very strong and bright splash of color in the
garden. The falls carry rather prominent veins of darker tone. A self,
borne on heavy, well branched stalks just slightly under 3 feet in height.
CALIFORNIA GOLD (Mitch., 1933) Each 35c; 3 for 90c
By all odds the best value in a yellow iris at anywhere near the price. It is
an easy grower and free bloomer, a deep glittering yellow of very large size
and surpasses everything in its color except the recent novelties.
CAMEROUN (Cayeux, 1938) Each $L50
A but little known French Iris of velvety blackish hue, one of the best we
have ever grown. The blooms are huge, almost black, with a beautiful sheen
and very broad falls. Our stock is limited.
CAPTAIN WELLS (Cook, 1941) Each $2.50
Deep glossy maroon-purple; a large, rich, solidly colored self, neat and
finished in appearance. There are no haft markings, and beard is a subdued
bronze-yellow. Possesses a wonderful "shine" or gloss that gives it life
despite its unusual darkness. HM AIS, 1942; AM, 1943.
CASA MORENA (Deforest, 1943) Each $6.00
Large flowers — yes, extra large — of deep, glistening,
rich brown. Same solid color on standards and falls.
Styles yellowish; beard brownish orange. Not just a
novelty, but a flower that adds an entirely new, rich
note to the garden picture. See the accurate picture on
page 8 — the picture, of course, is much reduced in size.
Height 38 inches. HM AIS, 1944; AM, 1946.
CASCADE SPLENDOR (Kleinsorge, 1945)
Very large ruffled pink, tan and apricot blend, with extra
heavy stalk 40 inches tall and bearing up to ten flowers.
The ruffling is more pronounced than in any Iris we have
ever introduced and is most unusual in so large an Iris.
It blooms quite late. HM AIS, 1945; AM, 1947. See
at left for an excellent kodachrome of this flower.
CHAMOIS (Kleinsorge, 1944) Each $10.00
One of the largest Irises we have ever introduced, beau-
tifully formed, both standards and falls waved at the
edges. It is pure chamois in color, standards and falls
identical, the beard yellow, tipped bronze. There are no
veinings or markings of any kind; the petals have a soft,
satiny fnish and glisten with myriad frosty particles. We
are certain that you will find this Iris different from any
other you have ever seen. HM AIS, 1945. Shown in
color on page 8.
CHANTILLY (Hall, 1945) Each $7.50
A ruffled orchid-pink. The edges of both standards and
falls are so heavily ruffled and frilled that they have the
appearance of being edged with lace of a lighter shade
than the rest of the flower. From the some line of breed-
ing as the famous Flamingo Pinks. 36-inch stems, strong
and well branched. HM AIS, 1945; AM, 1947.
CHEERIO (Ayres, 1934) Each 35c; 3 for 90c
In the red class it has no peer at the same price. It is
tall, vigorous, dependable, and a striking red Iris in the
garden. Not as red as some of the new ones, but remains
one of the most popular sorts in our cctolog.
CHINA MAID (Milliken, 1936) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00
Gigantic pink blend, with copper and gold tones smoothly
blended into a harmonious whole. The effect is a luscious
pink. A rampant grower, producing stalks that reach 4
feet, with a myriad of delightfully formed big flowers.
HM AIS, 1938; AM, 1939.
CHRISTABEL (Lapham, 1936) Each 50c
Continues to hold its own with the newest red introduc-
tions, it is brilliant and very red in effect, glorious as a
garden clump. Almost a self, smoothly finished, large in
size and about three feet in height. HM AIS, 1 936; AM,
CITY OF LINCOLN (H. Sass, 1936)
Each 60c; 3 for $1.50
Brightest, largest, and surely the finest of all true Varie-
qatas. Clear golden yellow standards, broad, fiery red
falls, startling in their contrast. When well grown on an
established plant it is unbeatable. HM AIS, 1937; AM,
1939. See page 21.
CLOTH OF GOLD (Whiting, 1 945) Each $4.00
To say that this is another excellent deep yellow would
attract scant interest. But last spring we saw a great
many wonderful seedlings and new named varieties in
Mrs. Whiting's iowa garden. One of the best displays
in the planting was a group of Cloth of Gold — deep in
color, perfectly formed, tail and stately. We highly
recommend it as one of the very finest yellows. HM AIS,
CLOUD CASTLE (Graves, 1944) Each $5.00
Exquisite Wistaria-blue with mauve undertone, a very
large and majestic Iris. The falls are slightly waved and
ruffled, broad and widely flaring. A fit companion to
Azure Skies, taller and more on the mauve side than
blue. HM AIS, 1944.
COPPER LUSTRE (Kirk., 1934) Each 50c; 3 for $1.25
Entirely different from all others, its great popularity has
resulted not only from the odd and beautiful copper tone
of its flowers, but also from the fact that it performs
well in all sections of the country. It positively glows in
its bright cooper, gold, and pinkish ton blendings. Dykes
DAYBREAK (Kleinsorge, 1941) Each $3.00
Huge golden pink, with slight undertone of copper. The flowers are
well shaped, with closed standards and falls that are semi-flaring,
but there is a suggestion of ruffling in the entire blossom. The name
is most appropriate. Daybreak has a^proud record: HM AIS, 1942;
AM, 1943; runner-up for Dykes Medal in 1945; TIED FOR DYKES
MEDAL IN 1 946. We have fine rhizomes this year, and lots of them.
Shown on page 1 1 .
DEEP VELVET (Salbach, 1939) Each $1.50
A striking introduction, one of the richest and best dark Irises we
have yet seen. Self colored in very dark, yet bright, blackish red-
purple, with perfectly formed blossoms of very large size. Brownish
suffusion at the haft, with deep bronze beard. HM AIS, 1941;
DESERT SONG (Fay, 1946) Each $15.00
New cream self, beautifully ruffled and with extra large flowers of
excellent proportion. Texture is especially heavy and the flowers
last a long time in either rain or heat. Stems reach a height of SVz
feet. HM AIS, 1946.
DESTINY (Burgess, 1934) Each 50c; 3 for $1.25
A great heavy flower of deepest blockish bronze-purple, the beard
rich golden bronze. From New Zealand, and credit is due the
originator for having made it possible for American gardens to enjoy
such on outstanding Iris. It has all good pointS' — excellent form, tall
stems, and succeeds everywhere.
DISPLAY (Grant, 1942) Each $3.00
One of the darkest and richest reds we have ever bloomed in our
garden. Almost black in certain lights, it glows with a hidden fire
in others. Described as Spanish red, shading to deep maroon, it has
but little of the purple influence in it. No veining at the haft;
yellow beard flecked brown. About 3 feet tall. HM AIS, 1942.
COPPER RIVER (DeForest, 1945) Each $10.00
Glistening tan; falls overlaid bright new penny copper. The ruffled
flaring form of this new Iris, coupled with its brilliant sheen,
makes it most attractive. 36 inches, well branched.
COPPER ROSE (Cook, 1941) Each $2.50
A smooth blending of old rose, tan and copper, brightened by a
glow of golden yellow at the center. Standards between buff-pink
and Japan-rose; falls between terra cotta and ochre-red. Coloring
is rich and bright, the flowers medium to large in size, with very
wide standards and falls. HM AIS, 1942; AM, 1943.
'CORDOVAN (Kleinsorge, 1946) Each $7.50
A seedling of Bryce Canyon. The coloring is close to that of
cordovan leather — a deep coppery oxblood tone, very rich and
glossy. Standards are coppery rose-red, the hafts are finely
netted with minute webbing and the falls have a distinct frill or
ruffle. HM AIS, 1947.
DAMERINE (Gage, 1939) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50
This fine red, not so well kn^-^vn, is a real surprise in this color
group. A large flower of deep red, the standards domed and the
falls flaring. Near the shade of Christabel, very velvety and
uniform in color. Bronze Medal at the New York World's Fair
DISTANCE (Cook, 1946) Each $12.50
Silvery light blue, smooth in finish and very evenly colored. There
is no coarse veining in the flower and almost no markings at the
haft. The white beard is quite inconspicuous. Selected from
hundreds of blue seedlings by the originator of such things as
Sable, Dreamcastle, Pink Reflection and Copt. Wells. HM AIS,
Each 40c; 3 for $1.00
wiry stems. We originally
Deep rose-pink self, on very tall
imported this Iris from England several years ago and have con-
stantly had difficulty in keeping enough stock to offer. A very
free bloomer, it is of medium size but makes a most colorful and
effective pink garden clump and is a beautiful cut flower in the
DREAMCASTLE (Cook, 1943) Each $10.00
An orchid-pink self, the segments very broad and of bright clear
tones. The white beard, tinted lemon at the base, tends to em-
phasize the solid pink effect. One of the most sought after va-
rieties and stock is very scarce. We have a few plants only.
See at right.
DRESS PARADE (Maxwell, 1944) Each $5.00
A new type of Variegata with an unusually smooth haft. Standards
burnished gold; falls solid brownish red without any markings.
Beard is heavy and rich golden orange in color. Height 3 feet.
E. B. WILLIAMSON (Cook, 1937) Each 40c; 3 for $1.00
Glowing coppery red blend; it stands in a special niche all its own,
because it is neither red nor copper. Large flowers of silky tex-
ture, fragrant, on 3-foot stems. HM AIS, 1938; AM, 1939.
EDWARD LAPHAM (Lapham, 1942) Each $4.00
A very fine new red by the man who produced Red Gleam. The
coloring is rich and glossy, deep but bright maroon-red; the blooms
trimly tailored with no haft venation and a brownish touch near
the center. Bronze-gold beard. Height about 3 feet.
ELLA CALLIS (H. Sass, 1942) Each $4.00
For sheer brilliance here is an Iris that will constantly catch the
eye of every visitor. It is a huge deep yellow with the falls flushed
orange. The striking feature about it, however, is the infusion
of orange-red on the falls, sort of brushed on, porticularly about
the center. It is not a Plicota and can hardly be called a blend.
One of the most distinct of all Sass Irises.
ELMOHR (Loomis, 1942) Each $1.25; 3 for $3.00
Winner of the Dykes Medal in 1945, this rich red-violet seedling
of Wm. Mohr has acquired the greatest popularity in the shortest
time of any Iris ever introduced. One of the very largest of all
Irises, the great blooms are daintily ruffled, of a silky texture and
remarkable substance. The stems are well branched and at least
three feet toll. Because it has proven to be hardy everywhere and
increases rapidly, the price has reached a point where every
genuine Iris connoisseur can and should own it. HM AIS, 1942;
AM, 1943. Shown in color on the back cover and on page 23.
EL MOROCCO (Becherer, 1945) Each $2.50
A beautiful opal-pink Iris whose broad rounded falls and leather-
like substance quickly attracts attention. About half way between
the colors of Angelus and Morocco Rose; well branched, 36 inches
ELSA SASS (H. Sass, 1939) Each 60c; 3 for $1.50
An entirely new shade of yellow, clear sulphur, with a greenish
cast in its depths and a near white blaze near the haft. The blos-
soms are of good size, rounded in form and slightly frilled at the
edges. 3 feet tall. HM AIS, 1939; AM, 1944. See page 20.
EROS (Mead-Riedel, 1934) Each 40c; 3 for $1.00
Very tall salmon colored self, the throat lit with gold. Stems are
slim but stout, and the flowers are produced in great profusion.
Increases rapidly, making a splendid mass of solid salmon-pink.
HM AIS, 1934.
EXCLUSIVE (Grant, 1937) Each 40c; 3 for $1.00
Soft powder-blue self, quite different from all other blues. Tali
and stately, with blooms of perfect form and thick enamel finish.
Just a suggestion of yellow in the center to liven it up. HM AIS,
1937; AM, 1939.
EXTRAVAGANZA (Douglas, 1944) Each $15.00
Almost white standards shaded cream at the base, the falls a
medley of copper, red, lavender and deep violet, with a violet flush
down the center. On the order of Wabash, but is more of a blend
especially in the falls. One of the most talked about new things.
HM AIS, 1944; AM, 1947.
1 1 ^^^BREAK
FAR WEST (Kleinsorge, 1936) Each 50c; 3 for $1.25
One of the loveliest of all blends, a rare mixture of salmon and golden
sand, of coral and henna, with a soft glow at the heart. Height 3
feet and over. Far West is the parent and grandparent of many of
Dr. Kleinsorge's finest seedlings. HM AIS, 1937.
FIRECRACKER (Hall, 1943) Each $5.00
A glowing dark burgundy-red Plicata, with yellow trim. The flowers
hove good substance, are well formed and are carried on fairly well
branched, stout, 32-inch stems. The depth and richness of color
commands the attention of every visitor. Shown below.
FLAMELY (Cook, 1942) Each $2.50
A glowing red self, the color more orange than purple — a "hot" red.
Flowers medium to large and produced in abundance. Increases
rapidly. A redder E. B. Williamson. HM AIS, 1944.
FLORA CAMPBELL (Hill, 1940) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00
A new russet-red, or perhaps "peach-red" would be more appropriate.
It has the deep, warm tones of brownish red seen on the darkly
colored side of a luscious ripe Peach. A glowing, rich Iris, very large
and handsomely formed, not nearly well enough known. HM AIS,
FLORA ZENOR (J. Sass, 1942) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50
Something entirely different in color — a melting cameo-pink that
has been referred to as "like the foam on a Strawberry soda." It
has lines of heavier color near the haft, with a most startling shrimp-
red beard. Not large, it is an Iris to be enjoyed as a clump for Its
most novel color. HM AIS, 1942; AM, 1944.
FLORENTINE (Cayeux, 1 937) Each $ 1 .00; 3 for $2.50
A Plicata that is really individual in style — the white ground color
is entirely dotted with soft blue, with such an over-all effect that the
flower seems quite submerged in flaky blue dust. Enormous in size,
with very tall stalks and good branching.
FORTUNE (Kleinsorge, 1941) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50
Solid and uniform old gold, a flower of startling size and broadly
spreading form. The color is not dull, but very much alive due to a
peculiar overlay of "rusty red" that seems to come from nowhere but
is apparent in oil parts of the flower. Of medium height, the gigantic
blooms are on a level that permits full observation of their size and
beauty. In color on page 32.
FORTUNE'S FAVOR (DeForest, 1944) Each $6.00
Really a giant in size, this new blend has about everything one could
ask for in a good Iris. The tan standards are broad and closed. The
very wide falls are rounded and colored a glistening tan overlaid with
lavender flush. Slightly waved and ruffled, lit up by an extra heavy
deep yellow beard.
FRANCONIA (Graves, 1942) Each $7.50
As cool and classic as white marble, a gigantic and perfectly formed
white Iris which may be the best white of all. Certainly it is as fine
OS any we have ever grown and we recommend it without hesitation.
Originated in New Hampshire, its hardiness is unquestioned. HM
FRANK ADAMS (Lapham, 1937) Each 50c; 3 for $1.25
A tali and very well proportioned large Iris with rosy tan standards
flushed yellow and rosy red foils. It is not o true Voriegato but might
be called a Variegata blend. The colors are not harsh and blend well
in the garden schemes. Flowers, stalk and foliage are unusually
large size. HM AIS, 1938; AM, 1940. Shown in color on page 20.
FRIEDA MOHR (Mohr, 1926) Each 35c; 3 for 90c
One of the all-time Iris greats. A massive lilac-pink or light rosy
violet flower with brood, spreading foils. When established and well
grown, this Iris will reach five feet in height, with stalks and foliage
in proportion. Far from new, it still thrills all who see it. See page 1 9.
GALLANT LEADER (Wiesner, 1939) Each $1.00
Broad andi well arched standards of deep rose-red; foils velvety
maroon touched with coppery gold, especially at the haft. A flower
of staggering size, impressive in its richness and regal carriage. 40
inches tail. HM AIS, 1939. Shown above.
GARDEN FLAME (H. Sass, 1941) Each $3.00
A very deep rose-mahogany, if you con imagine such a color. Called
by some judges rose-red, but it is nearer garnet, with a deep rose and
brown areo about the center. It has no haft markings, making it one
of the richest and handsomest of all dark Irises. Large, with very
broad falls, and it blooms quite late. HM AIS, 1940; AM, 1943. In
color on page 6.
GARDEN GLORY (Whiting, 1943)
A pure self of rich Bordeaux-red; o seed-
ling from Red Douglas crossed with Gar-
den Magic. This is one of the nearest to
true red of any Iris ever flowered in our
gardens; pure, deep and rich, with no
haft venation whatsoever. Smoothly
finished with deep bronze-gold beard.
Height 33 inches. HM AIS, 1945; AM,
GARDEN MAGIC (Grinter, 1936)
Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50
A very late, very large, and especially
velvety deep red self. After more than
ten years it continues to hold its own,
right up front among the best red Irises.
Many people will hardly believe it costs
only dollar! Has not increased fast
and supply is usually short. HM AIS,
1937. See color cut on page 16.
GAY SENORITA (Salbach, 1944)
Large round standards of deep honey-
yellow, brood semi-flaring falls of golden
yellow ground color, heavily overlaid
deep brown with deeper brown veining
over the whole surface. Falls are fluted
at the edges. This is a brand new Iris of
most unusual appearance; it does not
fade in the sun and the stalks ore well
branched and 36 to 40 Inches tall.
HM AIS, 1945.
GENERAL PATTON (Kleinsorge, 1947)
A solid copper-brown self, liked by some
critics as Dr. Kleinsorge's finest produc-
tion to date. Compared with Bryce Can-
yon, of which it is a seedling, it is mucn
darker, richer, and appears brown rather
than terra cotta in tone. A metallic
undertone makes it glisten in the sun.
HM AIS, 1947.
GLORIOLE (Gage, 1933)
Each 50c; 3 for $1.25
An Ins of huge size with pale blue petals
overlaid with frosty crystal-like particles.
Wonderfully well formed and a noble
flower, waved and ruffled. Sometimes
called "ice-blue." Height 40 inches
HM AIS, 1933; AM, 1935.
GOLDBEATER (Kleinsorge, 1944)
This is the oft-mentioned yellow of the
AIS Bulletins, a solidly colored chrome-
yellow self that has invariably drawn
praise from judges. It is all yellow, deep
and bright, without markings or blend-
ings of any kind and the buds themselves are like gobs of deep
yellow paint. A good grower, fast increaser, and will make o
glorious garden display. Large flowers, excellent branching.
HM AIS, 1945.
GOLDEN EAGLE (Hall, 1942) Each $1.50
Brilliant light yellow, with a satiny sheen. One of the largest of
all Irises, it is clear, even yellow throughout, without a trace of
amber or other shadings. A rapid increaser and easy grower. Mr.
Hall considers this one of his best introductions. HM AIS, 1942.
GOLDEN FLEECE (J. Sass, 1940) Each $2.00
A big lemon colored flower with creamy falls edged gold. Beauti-
fully ruffled, huge in size, tall and a good grower. The illustration
on page 10 is an excellent likeness. HM AIS, 1940; AM, 1942.
GOLDEN HIND (Chadbum, 1934) Each 40c; 3 for $1.00
The deepest golden yellow of all. Of medium size and height, with
horizontal falls, it is the standard used by most breeders in their
efforts for the perfect solid yellow. Very fast increaser and makes
a startling golden mass in the garden. HM AIS, 1937.
GOLDEN MAJESTY (Salbach, 1938) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00
For a deep yellow with all good habits we can recommend Golden
Majesty above all others in this price field. A big flower with
broad falls and closed standards, does not fade in the sun and has
proven reliable everywhere. 40 inches tall. HM AIS, 1939;
AM, 1 940. See above.
GOLDEN RUSSET (Hall, 1946) ■ Each $8.00
The unusual feature of this flower is its great size. In line with
the name, it is golden russet in color — a self. The enormous
flowers are seven inches high and nine inches wide, with broad
hafts. Grows to 40 inches on very heavy stalks. Will evoke many
"ohs" and "ahs" from visitors. HM AIS, 1947.
GOLDEN SPANGLE (Cassebeer, 1944) Each $3.50
Deeper yellow than Golden Fleece but with a somewhat similar
color arrangement. Domed yellow standards; foils clear white with
heavy gilding of rich yellow forming a complete border. The
orange beard brings out in sharp contrast the white area of the
falls. Toll, with many flowers beautifully poised and ruffled.
HM AIS, 1944.
GOLDEN SPIKE (Whiting, 1940) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50
A very popular deep yellow with stunning rich orange beard. One
of the deepest colored of all the yellows, it does not fade, has
several flowers open at one time, and is both large and tall.
HM AIS, 1940; AM, 1942.
GOLDEN TREASURE (Schreiner, 1936) Each 50c; 3 for $1.25
Solid deep cream, but with an outpouring of rich, golden orange
all about the central portion of the flower. Tall, perfectly
branched, very floriferous, it will stand out in a planting of hun-
dreds of varieties. HM AIS, 1936; AM, 1938. See page 21.
Any 3 from
flOOUHL 15.00 COLLfCTIOn
Any Ten, Your Choice
Labeled and Postpaid, 1 of a Kind
In making up your selection, be sure to confine it to
the groups as outlined.
The Red Douglas
City of Lincoln
Prince of Orange
Any 4 from Stained Glass
this group Snoqualmie
Any 3 from . Frank Adams
this group Indian Hills
FREE! If you assume express charges you may have either
Balmung or Peachblow extra. State which is desired and mark on
order blank. Select 20 for $10.00 if you like, doubling the
number in each group.
The "Super" Collection
Any 10 for $25.00
If you desire only a part of
this collection, select from the
column on the left only and you
may have any 5 for $10.00.
10 for $40.00
Any 10 for $7.50
Labeled and Postpaid
The Red Douglas
FREE! If you pov express on the parcel you may select either
Prairie Sunset or Tiffonja additional, without charge.
12 for $15.00
I Action Front
I Berkeley Gold
I Captain Wells
I El Morocco
■1 Lady of Shalott
I Red Valor
I Spun Gold
I Mulberry Rose
I Storm King
FREE! Any one additional plant
from above list if you pay express.
The final touch. Packed in soft, clean, white cottonwood excelsior
which absorbs surplus moisture and prevents bruising, the cartons
ventilated with air holes, this stack of Iris orders is about to go to
the post office and thence to America's gardens. Man in the fore-
ground is C. J. Cooley, who has ssaled practically every package
leaving here in the post twenty years.
BARGAINS FOR BEGINNERS!
10 for $3.00
Your Choice, 1 of a Kind
Anitra, sky blue
California Gold, deep yellow
Frieda Mohr, huge pink
Gudrun, giant white
Indian Hills, vivid purple
Narain, intense blue
Jean Cayeux, coffee-tan
Junaluska, copper and red
Snowking, flaring white
Copper Lustre, copper-ton
Tiffany, ruffled plicata
William Mohr, violet hybrid
Morquito, ivory and rose
E. B. Williamson, copper-red
Destiny, velvety plum
Orloff, nutmeg and cream
Radiant, terra cotta and copper
A sea of Iris bloom, a sight which
annually draws a host of visitors during the
flowering season in mid-May.
Here is what you get. Plants dug from annually
re-set fields of fertile soil exhibit astonishing root
development. They ore not boosted with fertilizer
or irrigation, but grow on naturally after flowering.
Started right, tended with core, they cannot help
being just right ot digging time. These long roots
will anchor the rhizomes in the ground and get
them off to a quick start in your garden.
ALL 18 for $5.00
(A $7.30 Value)
FREE! If you pay the express on the parcel you may have both
Louvois and Snoqualmie free with the $3.00 collection — 12 rhizomes
in all. With all 18 for $5.00 we will include these two and Wabash
besides — 21 altogether.
Be sure to mark in the space provided on the order blank if you
wish to take advantage of this offer.
EVERY PLANT CORRECTLY LABELED AND SENT POSTPAID
(Unless express collect for free extras)
FRANK ADAMS ELSA SASS
TO HELP YOU PLAN AND PLANT FOR COLOR
On the opposite page and the two pages following we present graphic plans for Iris borders,
or gardens featuring Irises. Varieties suggested in these plans make good companions and
the general picture created by any of these borders would be especially pleasing. What is best
about them is the fact that they are flexible — you can switch them around to suit yourself!
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For years we have hod so many inquiries from friends and
customers asking "what goes well with what?" that we de-
cided to offer a number of suggestions in such form as to pro-
vide a reasonably accurate mental picture of the result.
Grouped together are two, three or more varieties that
look particularly well in mutual company. These groups in
turn blend well or contrast properly with those adjoining. The
taller sorts are planted somewhat to the rear while those of
shorter stature appear in the foreground. This is not a hard
and fast rule, however, because an occasional break in height
avoids monotony. The numerals indicate number of plants for
each area; the figure 3N in the small circles suggests Daffodils
— 3 of a kind.
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price brackets follow on the next two pages.
FORMAL OR INFORMAL. LONG OR SHORT. NARROW OR
WIDE. YOU CAN JUGGLE THESE SUGGESTIONS TO SUIT
YOUR SPACE AND YOUR TASTE; ALSO YOUR PURSE.
Note that the plan below is divided into small squares and
these represent a total area five feet wide, twenty feet long,
and ten feet along one side. If your space is narrower or wider,
or there ore some groups which do not appeal to you, just
prune it to fit or stretch it
out by planting a greater
number of each kind — or by
repeating the combinations
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COMPANION MATERIAL such as Anchusa, Delphiniums and Poppies, are shown
because they bloom at Iris time, or, as in the case of the Delphiniums, the foliage pro-
vides excellent foil for the Irises. We do not grow such plants and cannot supply them.
They may be obtained from local nurseries generally without difficulty or great ex-
l ^/('4fr'^4^f ^ AN INFORMAL
10 by 15 feet, about 5
feet in depth. Several of
the newest and finest
things are planted here,
and the combinations of
color will be found inter-
esting and sometimes un-
usual. These few hints at
planting for color will
suggest boundless other
agreeable associations for
your own garden.
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2 feet 3
GOOD NEWS (Klemsorge, 1946) Each $7.50
Brilliant mustard-gold self. A much ruffled flower with immense
wide standards, nicely domed. Falls ore exactly the same color,
with narrow band of copper shading near the outer edges. A
sister seedling of Chamois and Bryce Canyon, not quite as toll as
either of these, but about 33 inches in height and a profuse
bloomer. Illustrated in color on page 6. HM AIS, 1947.
GRAND CANYON (Kleinsorge, 1941) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50
An odd blend of rather deep tones of plum and copper, and gold.
Entirely different from any Iris we have ever introduced, it is an
Iris to be admired at close range and is especially suited to bring-
ing indoors and associating with oriental rugs. Attractively formed
and delicately ruffled. About 40 inches tall, perfectly branched,
and it flowers over a very long season. Very large, it is accurately
shown in color on page 17. HM AIS, 1943; AM, 1944.
GREAT LAKES (Cousins, 1938) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50
A clear blue self, produced in Canada by Lyman Cousins, of
London, Ontario. A broadly spreading regal type of flower, with
handsome foliage and 4-foot stalks, ideally branched. Look at
its record: HM AIS, 1939; AM, 1940; Dykes Medal, 1942; No. 1
in the AIS judges symposium for four successive years and among
the first ten for seven years! Shown on page 1 3.
GUDRUN (Dykes, 1931) Each 35c; 3 for 90c
Heavily textured enormous white, with petals like those of a
Magnolia. A warm or creamy white, with brilliant orange beard
and suffusion of gold sprinkling over the entire bloom. Sold veiy
short last year. See page 19.
GYPSY (Kleinsorge, 1944) Each $3.00
Coppery gold standards and falls of solid chestnut-brown, silky
rather than velvety. A very late Iris that brings something new
into the Variegata field. There is such a contrast in the standards
and falls, the latter decidedly rounded and uniformly brown with-
out haft markings, that it commands immediate attention. 4-
foot stems, lots of flowers. HM AIS, 1945.
GYPSY BARON (Schreiner, 1942) Each $2.00
Very deep blue-purple Plicata. The flowers are marbled rather
than stitched, giving the blossoms a much darker appearance than
the usual Plicata type. Big and bold, accurately shown in color
on page 33.
GYPSY ROSE (Whiting, 1946) Each $15.00
Rich tapestry-red suffused with a warm glow of copper and a
touch of blue in the center of the falls. The blooms are extra
large and wide-petaled, with pleasingly rounded form. Very toll
and vigorous grower. Few plants.
HAPPY DAYS (Mitchell, 1934) Each 35c; 3 for 90c
A giant flower, smooth, light yellow in color. Inclined to lush
growth and in severe climates should be afforded some protection,
but it amply rewards this extra care. We can now supply it at a
figure any gardener con afford.
HARRIET THOREAU (Cook, 1944) Each $5.00
A new and delightful orchid-pink self of individuality and style.
Tall and strong stems, the flowers large and of substantial build
with color that is clear and bright; petals slightly waved. Height
38 inches. HM AIS, 1945. See color illustration on page 28.
HARVEST MOON (Whiting, 1944) Each $3.09
A luscious apricot blend, the flowers large and rounded, with full,
wide petals of extra heavy substance. Almost as fine as Mellow-
glow and very much the same color.
HELEN McGregor (Graves, 1946) Each $18.00
Cleor pole blue, pure and uniform in color, the sensation of the
Iris world the year of its introduction. Of perfect form, flaring
and daintily ruffled, very large, beautifully spaced on nice stems,
it is not only supreme as a light blue but ranks as one of the best
of all new Irises. HM AIS, 1 946.
ICY BLUE (Weed, 1940) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00
The lightest blue self in the list. Beautifully formed, amply
branched and the stems reach four feet. Almost white, the color
is clearly defined as lightest delicate blue with orange beard.
HM AIS, 1941 .
IDANHA (Kleinsorge, 1942) Each $1.25
This is a tall, pronounced bicolor with apricot-yellow standards
and pinky falls. A profuse bloomer on stalks that reach four feet,
widely and obundontly branched, making it ideal for garden effect
— a pink-and-tan picture. Large blooms, lasting over a long
ILLINOIS SUNSHINE (Fought, 1 946) Each $10.00
A new yellow of great size, deep in general tone but the falls have
a slightly lighter central area. Beard is deep yellow. Very tall,
widely branched and has increased astonishingly in our garden.
INDIAN HILLS (Grant, 1937) Each 40c; 3 for $1.00
Rich true purple, more red than blue, with a silky shsen about it
that gives it exceptional brilliance. Very large oval-shaped bios-,
soms, a rampant grower and one of the most effective as a garden
mass — gloriously vivid.
INDIANA NIGHT (Cook, 1942) Each $6.00
Lustrous, deepest, richest velvety purple, almost block. The finest
and most satisfying dark Iris of a long series of seedlings from
the famous Sable. 38-inch stems, well branched, with every good
quality desired in an Iris. Midseason and long lasting. HM AIS,
1942; AM, 1944.
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GROUP PRICES FOR PLANTS OF ONE VARIETY
One Piant Three Planis One Plant Three Plants
$0.30 $0.75 .60 1.50
.35 .90 .75 2.00
.40 1.00 1.00 2.50
If your order is for a collection, and
you wish to tal<.e advantage of the
FREE IRIS for assuming
express charges, check here
INNOVATION (Hall, 1945) Each $5.00
A rose- trimmed Plicota, brighter and more colorful than other pinkish
Plicatos. It carries a lot of color — a pink Firecracker, as it were —
with three-foot stems and good branches. Hardy and increases fast.
HM AIS, 1947.
INSPIRATION (Stevens, 1937) Each $2.00
Brilliant cerise-rose, huge and imposing. This is the only Iris we have
in this color — something entirely different and it happens to have all
good points. Practically a self, with slightly brownish warm cast on
JAKE (Long-Sass, 1943) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00
A white white, with no other color in it except a trace of pale yellow
near the center. Large flowers, well formed, free blooming and an
easy grower. Stands right up alongside many more expensive new
JASPER AGATE (Williams, 1943) Each $6.00
Distinct new shade of copper-gold-red, with an underlying copper-
pink tone throughout the entire flower. Hard to describe, it is really
a new color to the Iris spectrum, with smooth velvety finish and no
veining; a true self. HM AIS, 1944.
JEAN CAYEUX(Cayeux, 1931) Each 35c; 3 for 90c
A smooth, soft, light buff, described by some as "coffee colored."
The stems are tall and well branched and the large flowers are slightly
wavy. A very distinct Iris.
JUNALUSKA (Kirk, 1934) Each 40c; 3 for $1.00
Copper-red falls and copper-gold standards — a magnificent Iris with
a coppery red garden effect. An early bloomer, very tall and well
branched. Always admired and one of the "best sellers" in this
catalog. Runner-up for the Dykes Medal in 1938. HM AIS, 1936;
KATHERINE FAY (Fay, 1945) Each $7.50
A grand white, large, toll and with semi-flaring ruffled blooms. All
white, with no yellow in the center. It Is an easy grower and rapid
multiplier, 100% hardy. HM AIS, 1945; AM, 1947.
LADY BOSCAWEN (Graves, 1946) Each $12.50
Alabaster- white; perfection in color and form. In the originator's
garden it grew to four feet in height with magnificent branching.
Slightly ruffled, it bears some resemblance to Helen McGregor in
form. Beard is light yellow and does not contrast with the pure white
LADY MOHR (Salbach, 1944) Each $10.00
A new and altogether different addition to the interesting Wm.
Mohr family of Iris, this one brings a color combination previously
unknown in the tall bearded group. Standards are oyster-white,
huge ond slightly fluted, with strong midribs. Falls are pale char-
treuse or greenish yellow, with prominent veining. There is a very
prominent dark patch surrounding the beard. Lady Mohr was the
center of interest in our garden last season, where some of the
stolks reached four feet in height and carried several open blooms
atone time HM AIS, 1944; AM, 1946. See page 25.
LADY OF SHALOTT (Schreiner, 1942) Each $2.50
Precisely formed and lacily frilled, a charming and delicately
colored pink Plicata. Standards are heavily flushed rose-pink and
the falls are edged with a peppering of minute pinkish dots. 34
LAKE BREEZE (Fay, 1945) Each $8.00
A seedling of Gloriole, with much of its charm and frosty pale blue
tone. Lake Breeze is heavily ruffled, the falls flaring and wide
with no haft markings. A bit deeper in color than Gloriole, slightly
larger, the stems carrying nine to eleven flowers. Three feet tall.
HM AIS, 1945.
LAKE SHANNON (DeForest, 1945) Each $10.00
A mighty close approach to bright indigo-blue. There are many
fine new blue Irises coming into commerce but this is the bluest
one we have seen. Practically a self, with fluted standards and
falls. An odd feature about this iris is the deeper veins running
the length and breadth of the falls. Beard uniformly blue, shading
to orange within the flower. 36 inches, well branched. HM AIS,
LIGHTHOUSE (Salbach, 1936) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00
This bright rose blend is one of the most sought after Iris we grow.
Standards are a blend of rose and yellow; falls coppery old rose,
with a very bright beard and glowing center. Perfectly hardy, rapid
increaser; an Iris that is certain to add life to your planting.
HM AIS, 1937; AM, 1940.
LIGHTS ON (Lapham, 1946) Each $10.00
A new claimant for the title of reddest Iris. It is more of o self
than Red Gleam, with even less of the brown in its makeup. Well
shaped, with solid unveined hafts, velvety falls and vivid color.
30 to 36 inches in height. HM AIS, 1946.
LORD DONGAN (Smith, 1940) Each $3.00
A stunning creation with broad standards of Chinese violet and
extra velvety falls of deepest Pansy-violet, set off with a very
thick, intense, pale yellow beard. HM AIS, 1940.
LORI MAY (DeForest, 1941) Each $1.50
Harmonious Daphne-pink; a genuine find in the popular pink
class. This Iris has very thick petals, excellent flaring form, and
is especially fine as a clump. Good sized blooms, very close to
true pink. HM AIS, 1944.
LOS ANGELES (Mohr-Mitchell, 1 927) Each 40c; 3 for $1.00
A beautiful white and blue Plicata which ranks, despite the many
years it has been in commerce, with the best Iris of the present
day. Almost entirely white, the blue stitching appears near the
haft. Blue style arms and a golden beard give it great distinction.
AM AIS, 1944.
LAMPLIGHT (Schreiner, 1944) Each $5.00
A tranquil blend of flesh, buff and copper, with lamplight glow.
Lighter in tone than what is generally referred to as salmon, and
deeper than apricot. Well substanced, a smoothly blended self.
LATE SUN (DeForest, 1940) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50
A big bold solid yellow which has received high praise in all parts
of the country. Flowers measure 6 inches, petals ore thick and
heavy, and of a uniform deep yellow color. Strong growing, with
tall stalks and rampant foliage. Perfectly hardy, about 40 inches
tall. HM AIS, 1942.
LOTHARIO (Schreiner, 1942) Each $5.00
An Amigo-type Amoena; very rich and velvety, much taller than
the famous Amigo and with flowers of great size. Contrast in
color is not as sharply defined as in the case of its predecessor but
it is a magnificent Iris. Stock is extremely scarce. HM AIS, 1945.
See page 27.
LOUISE BLAKE (Smith, 1943) Each $7.50
Of the Amigo type, with pale sky-blue standards and velvety blue-
purple falls edged sky-blue. Lighter in color than Amigo, other-
wise quite similar. HM AIS, 1944; AM, 1947.
MATTERHORN (J. Sass, 1938) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50
Pure white; large but delicate in appearance. Even the beard is white.
Three feet in height, with slender, well branchd stems and many
flowers widely spaced. Unmatched for purity of color and will please
anyone who is looking for the best white at o reasonable price.
HM AIS, 1938; AM, 1940.
Each 50c; 3 for $1.25
orange, crimson and buff.
MATULA (H. Sass, 1939)
Beautiful blend of brilliant rose, rich orange, crimson
A clump provides a colorful golden salmon effect. The flowers are
very large, with falls that are waved and crimped, as ore those of
Midwest Gem. This makes a mighty handsome pair. HM AIS, 1939.
MELANIE (Hill, 1941) Each $1.25
This splendid new light pink comes to us as the finest introduction of
H. M. Hill, of LaFontaine, Kansas. Color is orchid-pink, close to
true-pink, and there are as many as five open flowers at once on the
40-inch stalks. HM AIS, 1941 .
LOUVOIS (Cayeux, 1936) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00
Brown, deep, rich and velvety, like the lustrous fur of an ani-
mal. Breeders ore still trying to ottoin an Iris that will be an
improvement on this distinct French creation. Done in two
shades of chocolate, it is well illustrated on page 15. Big
flowers, medium height. HM AIS, 1939.
LULLABY (Hall, 1943) Each $3.00
Apple-blossom to orchid-pink, a luscious color in a large oval
flower. Standards and falls ore nearly the same shade, the
latter without haft markings. Very toll and well branched.
Stock very limited.
LYNN LANGFORD (Hall, 1946) Each $12.00
Orchid-pink in a deep tint, with golden yellow center. There is
no veining to detroct from the general orchid coloring except
that the beard is golden yellow. Flowers are large, very flaring
in form, produced on stout 3-foot stems. HM AIS, 1946.
MAJENICA (Cook, 1941) Each $2.00
Distinct new pinkish blend with a tinge of salmon. This is a
pleasing flower in every way with wide-petaled standards and
falls; full, rounded and huge in size. Less pink and more
orange than Eros, but a somewhat similar color effect. Height
3 feet. HM AIS, 1943. See page 30.
MARQUITA (Cayeux, 1931) Each 40c; 3 for $ 1 .00
A well named Iris in brilliant ivory-yellow, with orchroceous
maroon veinings on the falls. Glorious ivory standards, deepen-
ing to sulphur at the base. Falls some color, but entirely lined
maroon. Never enough stock to go around. AM AIS, 1936.
MARY E. NICHOLLS (Nicholls, 1939) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00
Has the creamy smooth heavy finish of white kid leather, with
dull green-gold overlay at the haft. Beautiful form, medium
in size, a prolific bloomer and fast increaser. One of the most
popular white varieties, unique and beautiful. HM AIS, 1940;
MASTER CHARLES (Williamson, 1943) Each $5.00
Rich and glowing mulberry-purple, with definite charm and
flare to the form. Standards are true purple, with blackish
sheen blending to brown at the base. Falls the same color
blended brown at the haft. Beard mulberry-purple tipped
brown. Brilliant and distinctive, it is undoubtedly one of the
finest of Longfield introductions. HM AIS, 1944; AM, 1946.
OLA KALA— No. 1 in the 100 Best!
MELITZA (Nesmith, 1940) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50
Pale ivory-flesh, particularly effective in dull weather. Much of
the unusual color effect of this Iris is derived from the fiery
tangerine-orange beard. No Iris that we have ever grown has
increased so rapidly and it is at its best on a two-year clump.
Height 36 to 40 inches. Shown in color on page 15. HM AIS,
1940; AM, 1942.
MELODIST (DeForest, 1946) Each $10.00
A henna colored blend on gold ground. The salmon and rose tones
of Solar blended with the golden brown of Tobacco Road, its
parents. 38 inches. HM AIS, 1947.
MELLOWGLOW (Whiting, 1942) Each $10.00
Deep peach or apricot, with a flush of pink. A highly ruffled
and perfectly formed Iris, with very broad and rounded stand-
ards and falls. The beard is extra heavy and extends far down
the fall. Mrs. Whiting's most noteworthy introduction among
many excellent ones, and stock is very scarce. HM AIS, 1942.
MEXICO (Kleinsorge, 1943) Each $3.00
Gay and brilliant, a blended bicolor of buff golden standards and
broad plushlike falls of glowing red-brown, bordered and blended
golden buff. A perfectly gigantic flower, with the falls slightly
crinkled and waved at the edges. A blend rather than a Variegato.
Very late. HM AIS, 1 944. Stock limited. See page 29.
MIDWEST GEM (H. Sass, 1937) Each 50c; 3 for $1.25
Bright golden apricot, more buff than yellow, with a faint cast of
pink over the falls. Immense in stalk and flower, it is particularly
attractive because of the odd crimped petals. HM AIS, 1937.
MING YELLOW (Glutzbeck, 1938) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00
A yellow without a fault; clear, rich, smooth without venation,
big and slightly waved. Lighter in tone than Golden Majesty and
much earlier. Wide petals, very bright yellow beard. HM AIS,
1938; AM, 1941. Shown m color on ooae 14,
MISSOURI (Grinter, 1933) Each 50c; 3 for $1.25
A famous clear blue that won the Dykes Medal in 1937. Color is
especially fine when afforded light shade from the afternoon sun.
Sells out every year.
MISTY GOLD (Schreiner, 1943) Each $3.00
A lovely gold-spangled, lemon-colored Iris, lemon toned and gold
braided. Petals are ruffled and fluted, lacy and brilliant. Three
feet tall; slender, well branched stems. An unusual and beautiful
flower. HM AIS, 1945. See page 35.
MME. LOUIS AUREAU (Cayeux, 1934) Each 50c
This heavily dotted and sanded Plicata from France has a ground
color of silvery white, closely netted with rosy heliotrope. Very
large, very early, medium height. AM AIS, 1939.
MOHRSON (White, 1935) Each 50c; 3 for $1.25
Deep violet colored seedling of Wm. Mohr, with darker veins and
rich bronzy gold beard. A spectacular flower, one of the very
largest, with ruffled and crinkled blossoms.
MOLLY MAY (DeForest, 1944) Each $2.00
Large cream-pink blend with falls slightly deeper than the stand-
ards, and still deeper coloring at the haft. Orange beard and
yellow style arms. Standards are perfectly huge, firmly held up-
right and closed at the top. Height 3 feet.
MONADNOCK (Salbach, 1937) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50
Very brilliant pinkish rose, a large flower that blooms very late in
the season. We have no other Iris in this shade — a deep but very
bright tone of rose with golden beard. Husky stems reach four
feet, well branched.
MINNIE COLQUITT (H. Sass, 1942) Each $3.00
Massive white Plicata, entirely different from all others. It has a
broad bond of wine-purple stitching at the edges of the enormous
flaring falls, and this same color is repeated in the standards. The
whole flower is slightly ruffled. A thoroughly fine Iris in every way,
and a husky grower. HM AIS, 1943; AM, 1945. See page 26.
MISS CALIFORNIA (Salbach, 1936) Each 50c; 3 for $1.25
Gigantic lilac-pink; one of the most satisfactory varieties we have
ever grown. It makes great fans of purple-tinged foliage, pro-
duces a wealth of 4-foot stalks of great pink-toned blooms that
last over a very long period. Does equally well in all parts of the
country. HM AIS, 1938. See page 15.
MOONLIGHT MADONNA (J. Sass, 1943) Each $3.00
Of the same shade of lemon-ice as Elsa Sass, with larger flowers
and flaring form. Self colored, it is the lemon-toned Iris we have
been looking for. Tall and sturdy, a rapid increaser. HM AIS,
1943; AM, 1945.
MOROCCO ROSE (Loomis, 1937) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00
A very large rose-pink self with soft yellow glow at the heart and
brownish cast about the haft. Still ranks among the best pinks and
pleases all who buy it. Unlike many Iris in this color class, Morocco
Rose IS a truly big flower. Always in heavy demand. See page 20.
MOUNT HERMON (Lowry, 1945) Each $9.00
This new cool white from New England has very little of the
cream or ivory tone in its makeup. Tall growing, up to 42 inches,
it makes a regal display in the garden because of the wide branch-
ing and general excellence of the big, well shaped blossoms. Pale
lemon beard. HM AIS, 1945.
MT. WASHINGTON (Essig, 1937) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00
A giant white with the form of Shining Waters. Very tall, wide
at the hafts and broadly flaring, it ranks with the leaders among
the new whites. Heavy gold beard. HM AiS, 1939; AM, 1940.
MULBERRY ROSE (Schremer, 1941) Each $2.50
Aptly described by the name, this new Iris is actually something
new and different in coloring. Very tall stems hold the self colored
blooms well aloft, and the branching is good. Most unusual in
color, it might be termed a deep pinkish mulberry, strongly shaded
brown. The heavy bronze beard is an added asset. HM AIS,
1943; AM, 1944. Shown on page 33.
NARAIN (Shuber, 1936) Each 35c; 3 for 90c
A silky intense indigo-blue, with blue beard on a cream throat,
but without veining. Rather early, the foliage broad and immense
in stature, the flowers large. A wonderful Iris for blue garden
NATIONAL WHITE (Weed, 1944) Each $2.00
A spectacular pure white Iris that is a giant in every way. The
huge flowers have extra broad falls, well shaped, and the widely
branched stalks reach over four feet in height. One of the very
best new whites and it will make a good run for largest bloom in
NIGHTFALL (Hall, 1942) Each $1.50
The falls are very velvety rich dark Pansy-purple with almost no
veining on the haft. Standards are several shades lighter than the
falls, making a very striking color combination. Plushlike sub-
stance with a glistening sheen. 36 inches; well branched. HM
AIS, 1941; AM, 1945.
NIGHTINGALE (Hall, 1942) Each $2.00
The coloring of this Iris is really new, a glistening golden russet.
Surely a glorious and pleasing color, and the flowers are of large
size and on good stout stems. Both standards and falls are
identical in tone and even the beard is in harmony. Height 3
feet. HM AIS, 1944. Illustrated in color on page 25.
NYLON (Whiting, 1940) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00
Coppery tan self with heavy gold beard. One of our largest Irises
and the stalks are heavy and well branched. This is an Iris you
will like and one that the judges seem to have overlooked.
OLA KALA (J. Sass, 1943) Each $4.00
Just now we have an abundance of fine deep yellow Irises, but here
is one that perhaps outdoes all the others for depth of color and
in addition it is heavily ruffled. Medium large flowers on nicely
branched 36-inch stalks. So yellow it is almost on the orange side.
HM AIS, 1943; AM, 1945. Tied for Dykes Medal, 1946. See
page 27. No. 1 in 100 best this year!
OLD PARCHMENT (Kleinsorge, 1939) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50
Light creamy tan, with golden buff overlay; a most unusual color
break and a distinctly beautiful new Iris. Standards are domed
and closed; falls wide and rather tailored in appearance. A per-
fectly huge bloom, heavy in substance, and the longest lasting
variety in our garden. HM AIS, 1940; AM, 1941. See page 17.
ORANGEMAN (Waters, 1946) Each $7.50
A lovely huge orange self with a touch of deeper orange at the
haft. The flower has a wonderfully smooth, well groomed look; the
coloring is even and rich. The tall stems, 40 inches high, are very
well branched. An outstanding Iris in a much sought after color.
HM AIS, 1947.
OREGON TRAIL (Kleinsorge, 1943) Each $2.50
A big, heavy textured flower in smoothly blended shades of tawny
salmon, a rich gold beard and odd soft brown areas surmounting
the broad falls. For sheer individuality it ranks along with Old
Parchment, Tobacco Road and Aztec Copper. About three feet
high, with heavy stems and large flowers; very late.
ORLOFF (H. Sass, 1937) Each 50c; 3 for $1.25
A peach and cinnamon Plicata of good size and most unusual
coloring, being a sort of cinnamon-brown in effect. The ground
color is deep cream, heavily dotted and edged red-brown. Heavy
bloomer, medium height. HM AIS, 1937.
ORMOHR (Kleinsorge, 1937) Each 50c; 3 for $1.25
One of the largest Irises in existence, and especially noteworthy
because it is a seedling of Wm. Mohr. It reaches 40 inches in
height, with several great blooms on well branched stalks. The
color is pale lilac with a silvery cast, veined violet. Darker when
first opening and in dull weather. HM AIS, 1939; AM, 1940.
OVERTURE (Hall, 1944) Each $8.00
This is the first of the new "flamingo" pinks we have offered. A
luscious shade of pure pink, of medium size, on tall and well
branched stems The bright red-orange beard gives it lots of zip.
Increases very fast and will moke a clump of pink that you didn't
think could be possible in Iris!
OZONE (J. Sass, 1935) Each 50c
A peculiar and subtle shade of rosy lavender, the same in standards
and falls, with a pronounced copper shouider on each fall. Large and
of ideal shape. A fine grower. HM AIS, 1936; AM, 1938.
PAINTED DESERT (Milliken, 194^) Each $5.00
Gorgeous colorings of the Arizona desert blended into a stately Iris
reaching four feet in height. A soft buffy tan, with brownish suffu-
sion at the haft and violet midribs in the standards. A light violet
patch at the end of the beard adds a contrasting touch.
PATRICE (DeForest, 1945) Each $5.00
New white Plicata which we like very much and which we regard as
different from the many others listed. Standards light cream flushed
pale rosy lavender; falls sparkling white brushed bright gold across
the haft which is speckled rose-brown. Refined, clean and very bril-
liant. Tall and large, with all good points. HM AiS, 1946.
PEACHBLOW (H. Sass, 1943) Each $1.50
A pinkish Plicata with yellow ground, illustrated perfectly in color
plate. This Iris has the remarkable faculty of "carrying power" and
Its pinkiness accents any spot where it is planted. Oval-shaped
blooms on tall stems, nicely branched. Rapid increaser. See color
plate on page 23.
PEACH GLOW (Kleinsorge, 1943) Each $3.00
Tall, wiry stems bear many medium sized flowers of peach-pink color
which last over a very long season. Makes a very pink clump, where
it is at its best. Not impressive the first season as a single stalk. See
color illustration on page 32.
PINK CAMEO (Fay, 1 946) Each $ 1 5.00
One of the new series of "flamingo" pinks — a true pink devoid of
violet influence — the kind of pink Iris we have all been wishing to
see. Color is described as pale cameo-pink, a self, with a startling
tangerine beard, like a tongue of flame on the hafts. An Iris of good
size, three feet in height. HM AIS, 1946.
PINK REFLECTION (Cook, 1942) Each $4.00
Chamois-skin-pink self, a peculiar and enchanting shade unlike any-
thing else. There seems to be a fleeting buff undertone. A crisp and
clean cut flower, flaring in form, with very heavy texture. The beard
is lemon. Height 3 feet; very lote. HM AIS, 1942; AM, 1944.
PINK RUFFLES (Smith, 1940) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50
Solidly colored lilac-pink that might be classed as an intermediate
because of its low growth — about 24 to 28 inches. The flowers are
self colored and heavily fluted and ruffled, produced in great number.
HM AIS, 1940; AM, 1942.
POT O' GOLD (Grant, 1941) Each $2.50
The most brilliant intense yellow Iris we grow. About the size of
Golden Hind and much like it in form and size, but even deeper and
richer in color. Some of our visitors select it over all other yellows.
Medium size, three feet tall.
PRAIRIE SUNSET (H. Sass, 1939) Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00
All that has been said about this gorgeous Sass creation is true, but
it simply has to be seen to be realized. The blendings of peach,
apricot, rose, copper and gold are so well done that one is at a loss
to describe it adequately. The picture on page 16 is fairly accurate,
however, and leaves but little to the imagination. A fine big flower
that will give you a thrill every time you look at it. HM AIS, 1937;
AM, 1941. Dykes Medal, 1943.
PREMIER PEACH (Hall, 1946) Each $12.00
From the new "flamingo" pink series, but less pink and more the
color of peach ice cream — a smooth, soft and very delicate shade.
This has the typical tangerine-red beard. Good size and form, just
under 36 inches in height. HM AIS, 1946.
PRINCE OF ORANGE (Kleinsorge, 1940) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00
A seedling of Far West and Naranja. Solid golden orange, one of the
richest things in the garden picture. Flowers of medium size, very
flaring in form, widely spaced along the branching stems. HM AIS,
1942; AM, 1944.
RADIANT (Salbach, 1 936) Each 50c; 3 for $1.25
Standards of burnished golden bronze; falls glowing copper-red; one
of the most strikingly brilliant Iris obtainable. Of better than average
size, well branched. Produces an immense quantity of bloom and
increases rapidly. HM AIS, 1938.
RAJAH BROOKE (Norton, 1945) Each $6.00
Rich topaz-yellow standards shot with bronze; the falls deep pigeon-
blood-red. Haft is solidly colored, clear into the throat, giving the
flower an extra rich effect. Not brilliant and garish. Rajah Brooke
is an Iris in luxurious, subdued hues remindful of an Oriental rug.
HM AIS, 1946.
RANGER (Kleinsorge, 1943) Each $4.00
Dark but very bright almost true crimson-red. A decided self, with
long, cone-shaped, closed standards and wide falls of glossy velvet.
Bronze-orange beard on a brownish toned haft, with very little vena-
tion. One of the last to bloom, a sure producer of flowers and lots of
them, with straight stems and fine branching. Very large, 36 inches
tall. HM AIS, 1944; AM, 1946. Shown on page 29.
RED GLEAM (Lapham, 1 939) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50
Here is the red Iris that actually looks red and has been declared the
nearest approach to scarlet thus far obtained in this flower. It is of
good size, of beautiful semi-flaring form, three feet in height and a
free bloomer. Texture is velvety but excitingly brilliant. HM AIS,
1940; AM, 1941.
RED VALOR (Nicholls, 1939) Each $2.50
A superb big red that has been gaming popularity each season. A
garnet-red self with brown beard. It won the Roman Gold Medal in
1 940, the HM of the AIS in 1 94 1 , and the AM in 1 943. Because it
is absolutely hardy and has given satisfaction everywhere, it is in
great demand and stock remains scarce. Shown on page 30.
RED WARD (Cook, 1942) Each $5.00
Deepest crimson-red — an apprpach to red from the purple side with-
out the orange or brown influence as in the case of the three varieties
listed just above. A large and brilliant Iris with widely flaring velvety
falls. HM AIS, 1945.
REMEMBRANCE (Hall, 1942) Each $3.00
Of a bewildering number of pink blends raised by David Hall, this
appears to be the best. Although the predominant note is a delightful
shade of light pink, there is enough yellow in the big flowers to class
it as a blend. Well shaped, with very strong stems, it is 38 inches
tall. Limited stock. HM AIS, 1943; AM, 1944.
ROCKET (Whiting, 1945) Each $20.00
Here is an Iris the name of which is truly indicative of its rise to fame.
An orange self, the standards pure deep chrome and the falls orange-
chrome almost to the edge. There is a burnished finish on the falls
which lends extra depth to the color. Ideal form, nice branching and
grows to three feet. HM AIS, 1945; AM, 1947.
ROSARIO (Thole, 1939) Each 50c; 3 for $1.25
Beautiful ochroeous yellow, flushed and overlaid old rose. Might be
called tourmaline-pink with gold suffusions extending from heart of
flower into the falls. Deep yellow beard. Form is broadly flaring,
very large in size; 40 inches tall.
ROSE SPLENDOR (Kleinsorge, 1947) Each $15.00
The picture on page 24 is a very close likeness, although the Iris is
actually more pink than this would indicate. When fully opened it is
very pink indeed, a luscious color remindful of a ripe Watermelon
except for the slight coppery tints. About three feet in height, a
strong grower, well branched. Unlike any other near pinks in this
ROSE TOP (H. Sass, 1941) Each $6.00
This bright rose-pink Plicata provided the greatest surprise of our
1945 season. Blooming after every other Iris had passed, not many
visitors saw it. Highly ruffled, the big blossoms of deep cream have a
heavy pattern of vivid rose-pink stitching which seems to possess ex-
ceptional carrying quality. Viewed a block distant it looked like a red
and white bicolor. HM AIS, 1943.
ROYAL SCOT (Hall, 1944) Each $3.00
A tall and large flowered red trimmed Plicata of a pleasing tone of
burgundy-red. It is so heavily trimmed that at a distance it gives a
red effect. Form, substance and stem are good, and it increases fast
and blooms freely. HM AIS, 1944.
RUBIENT (Whiting, 1942) Each $2.00
A taller, much redder, Amigo. Standards are rich Pansy-purple,
very brilliant; the falls blackish red-purple with a neat edge the
same tone as the standards. Stems reached a height of over 40
inches in our garden. Note the picture at right, above.
RUTH POLLOCK (H. Sass, 1939) Each $1.00
One of the most beautiful and most popular of all the Sass Plicatas.
A smooth, light yellow very heavily patterned and peppered reddish
purple. The flower is near perfection in all details, very low branched,
heovy bloomer. HM AIS, 1939; AM, 1941.
SABLE (Cook, 1938) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50
Almost black; a uniform shade of deepest blue-black-violet, with
blue beard. Sable has every attribute that a fine Iris should possess;
large size, reasonably tall stalks, thick substance and a wonderfully
lustrous sheen. Everybody wonts Sable. HM AIS, 1937; AM, 1940.
See page 1 5.
SALAMONIE (Cook, 1946) Each $12.50
Exquisite light pink blend, richly yet delicately colored, combining the
best features of its parents, Majenica and Pink Reflection. A self in
garden effect, the flowers holding their color well in any weather.
Standards light pinkish cinnamon; falls light Congo-pink; flowers 5
inches in diameter. A strong grower and free bloomer. HM AIS, 1 946.
SALAR (DeForest, 1940) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50
Creamy flesh entirely dominated by an overlay of salmon. A difficult
Iris to describe but the color effect is that of salmon. As large as
Happy Days and about the same form. Height over 3 feet. HM AIS,
SAN ANTONE (Kleinsorge, 1947) Each $15.00
Illustrated on page 22. A deep ton or sand-brown self, imposing in
size and manner of growth, with extra broad falls and beautiful form.
The immense buds unfold into huge flowers perfectly spaced, many
to the stem. Just enough ruffling to lend grace. Sold short last
year; few plants.
Each 35c; 3 for 90c
lavender, the falls very
thence gradually fading
the standards. Beard is
Chosen by some
SHAH JEHAN (Neel, 1932)
Standards are creamy buff faintly edged
rich velvety chestnut merging into purple,
out to a margin that repeats the color ir
rich orange. An oriental blend.
SHARKSKIN (Douglas, 1942)
A silky white Iris of near perfection in al
judges as the very finest white of all, it has large size, heavy texture
and purity of color to commend it. Inside the throat there is a glis-
tening yellow flush. 44 inches tall. HM AIS, 1943; AM, 1946.
SHARON KAY (DeForest, 1946) Each $10.00
An extraordinary "pinky" Iris of great size and delectable soft color-
ing, most unusual in the oval shape of the great flowers and in their
bright orchid-like shade. Style arms are white tinted lilac and the
beard is white tipped orange inside the throat. Magnificent as a
clump. Height 38 inches.
SHINING WATERS (Essig, 1933) Each 40c; 3 for $1.00
Clear and clean blue, like the reflection of an azure sky in crystal
waters. Imposing flower and plant, 4 feet tall. A bit tender in severe
climates. Few plants.
SHISHALDIN (DeForest, 1944) Each $2.00
A lusty growing blended self of orange, yellow and brown. Flaring
in form, very bright and colorful; one of the new things which looked
very good in New England gardens during the 1946 American Iris
SHOW GIRL (Nelson, 1945) Each $4.50
A blush-rose blend from Rameses crossed with Prairie Sunset. Stand-
ards and falls the same shade of rose-pink but the heavy beard and
haft ore intense orange. Tall and floriferous.
SIEGFRIED (H. Sass, 1936) Each 50c; 3 for $1.25
Pale sulphur-yellow, etched with stippling of purple-brown threads.
A very popular yellow Plicata that is both large and tall. hHM AIS,
1936; AM, 1938.
SIERRA BLUE (Essig, 1932) Each 35c; 3 for 90c
A soft, clean, enamel-like blue. It is of tall and stately habit, some-
times reaching over 5 feet, with many buds to the stalk. Deeper in
tone than Shining Waters and more hardy. In 1935 it won the
Dykes Medal and is a consistent flower show winner.
SIERRA SNOW (Kleinsorge, 1939) Each $1.00
A hardy white of pure, clean color; very attractive spreading form,
and with wavy edges on the falls. Over 40 inches toll, widely
branched. Very scarce.
SNOQUALMIE (Brehm, 1938) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00
A solid deep cream; even in tone, large in size and of leathery tex-
ture. Creamy Irises tie into the garden picture well and are admir-
ably used with the reds and Variegatas as well as with the blues and
purples. This is one of the best, hardy and free blooming.
SNOW FLURRY (Rees, 1939) Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00
Standards pure icy white, beautifully ruffled. Falls big, broad and
pure white. They are waved and crimped at the edges, semi-flaring
and obundantly produced on stems reaching 4 feet. Early and long
lasting. Note the color plates on pages 1 3 and 21 .
SNO WRING (H. Sass, 1935) Each 35c; 3 for 9Qc
Regal in bearing, with broadly flaring great white blossoms lit with
gold in the throat. Heavy of substance, bold and strong in growing
habit. HM AIS, 1936; AM, 1937.
SNOW VELVET (H. Sass, 1942) Each $2.50
A white flower of very heavy substance, lit with gold about the
center. The large flowers stay in good condition on the hottest days.
Height 40 inches. HM AIS, 1942.
SOLID MAHOGANY (J. Sass, 1944) Each $7.50
This grand new red is one of the finest dark Irises of recent years.
Beautifully formed, the color is aptly described by the name. No haft
venation and a deep bronze-gold beard accent the richness of the
plushlike falls. Height 3 feet. HM AIS, 1944; AM, 1947. Shown
in color on page 26.
SONRISA (DeForest, 1942) Each $4.00
Coppery pink with yellow undertone having a metallic finish. Very
wide segments, rounded form with slightly flaring falls and un-
usually large flowers. Difficult to describe, but we regard it as next
to Casa Moreno in merit among all DeForest introductions. HM AIS,
1945. See color plate on page 34.
SOUTHERN PACIFIC (Taylor, 1942) Each $2.00
A new giant clear blue on the lavender side. It is free blooming and
one of the largest Irises we have ever seen. A descendent of Sierra
Blue, similar in habit. HM AIS, 1947.
SOUTHERN SNOW (Beck, 1947) Each $7.50
A new wnite Ins originated in Chattanooga, Tenn., and which fills
every qualification for on ideal white. Quite early, the standards and
falls are both full and broad, very heavy in texture, and as white as
purity itself. The heavy beard is yellow. Increases very fast and
flowers abundantly. 3 feet.
SPARKLING BLUE (Grant, 1942) Each $2.50
A well named blue Iris, almost flax-blue in color, with frosty overlay.
Big and bold, heavy substance, superb branching. Height 40 inches.
SPINDRIFT (Loomis, 1944) Each $5.00
Translucent, delicate seashell or corol-pink, with fiery tangerine
beard to accentuate the color. This Iris achieved wide acclaim when
shown as a seedling under the number TQ-70. Well branched, with
stiff, willowy stems. HM AIS, 1945.
GYPSY BARON ]
SPOKAN (J. Sass, 1933) Each 35c; 3 for 90c
A solidly colored deep chestnut-red; of great size — one of the
very largest — with on odd coppery suffusion throughout. The
standards ore of brownish tone, sort of light molasses tinted, and
the center is highly lighted with gold. 3 feet tall; very hardy.
SPUN GOLD (Glutzbeck, 1940) Each $2.50
Perhaps the most famous yellow Iris ever introduced. It has all of
the desired qualities of size, good branching, tall stems and rich
solid yellow color. Eagerly sought after because of itS' fine record;
stock has remained scarce. HM AIS, 1939; AM, 1942; Dykes
STAINED GLASS (Wilhelm, 1939) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00
Glowing red-copper self, one of the most brilliant Iris we have
ever seen when viewed with the sun behind it. In such a light it
resembles nothing quite so much as stained glasS' — rich and bril-
liant, almost aflame! Self colored, with orange beard. Medium
height. HM AIS, 1940.
STARDOM (Hall, 1941) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00
Termed onion-skin-pink by the color chart, this fine Iris is not
really pink at all, but rather a smooth blend of coppery pink and
apricot-buff. It has also been called salmon-rose. Beard is tan-
, gerine or brilliant orange. With its large blooms and luscious
color it is certain to please you. HM AIS, 1940; AM, 1943.
STORM KING (Nicholls, 1940) Each $2.50
The king of the black Irises. Although a somewhat slow increaser,
its nearly black, silky blooms are unmatched by any other variety
we have seen. Immense blooms, wide flaring falls with no haft
markings. Always scarce. HM AIS, 1941.
SULTAN'S ROBE (Salbach, 1 945) Each $7.50
This new Iris comes to us with a flattering recommendation.
Something different in the way of Oriental coloring — standards
Van Dyke red to deep old rose; falls the some with qolden over-
lay, especially on the upper half. There is a dash of violet-blue
in the center of each fall. 36 inches tall. HM AIS, 1946.
SUNSET SERENADE (J. Sass, 1943) Each $4.0a'
Introduced as the best of the Prairie Sunset seedlings to date and-
not surpassed thus far. A soft golden tan or light apricot-buff,
lighter in tone than the parent, with very little rose or pinkish tints.
As large as Prairie Sunset and-^taller. HM AIS, 1943; AM, 1945.
SUKEY OF SALEM (Nesmith, 1 946) Each $ 1 2.50
A blended self of ochre-red and rose with a brown flush on upper
part of the falls. Not a dull Iris for it is brimming with bright
blended colors so cleverly intermingled it is difficult to describe.
Broad petaled, flaring, over three feet in height. HM AIS, 1946.
SYLVIA MURRAY (Norton, 1944) Each $7.50
This new blue is derived from Great Lakes crossed with Shining
Waters, lighter in color than either of the parents and with the
silvery smoothness of pole blue silk. Enormous flowers, 40-incb
stems, altogether a grand blue Iris. HM AIS, 1946.
TEA ROSE (Whiting, 1944) Each $4.00
A blend of rose and pale gold, well on the way to true pink. It is-
a seedling of Matula crossed with China Maid. The color is strong.;
and warm enough to be seen across the garden and yet clear and
delicate as a Rose. 36 inches. HM AIS, 1945.
THE ADMIRAL (Hall, 1941) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50
An intense blue, deeper than medium blue, but not really a dark
shade. The form, finish and substance are outstanding. With-
stands either sun, wind or rain equally well, lasts long in bloom and'
makes a wonderful garden clump. Bluish beard lends depth to the
color. HM AIS, 1940; AM, 1944. Shown in color on page 17.
THE BLACK DOUGLAS (J. Sass, 1934) Each 35c; 3 for 90c
Large blackish purple of even tone, velvety surface and large
flowers. If you want a black Iris and cannot afford the more
expensive ones, try this. Hardy and increases fast.
THE CAPITOL (Maxwell-Norton, 1945) Each $7.50'
Combination of gleaming cream-white standards and falls with
the most brilliant flame-orange beard and haft. Texture of the
petals is Magnolia-like, beautifully formed, and the "house afire"
beard lies on the falls like a gorgeous caterpillar. Tall growing
and splendidly branched. HM AIS, 1946.
THE RED DOUGLAS (J. Sass, 1937) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50
Simply colossal in size, as smooth and heavy as a piece of richest
plush. It is deep rosy wine-red, solid at the haft, with a brownish
cast near the center; beard rich orange. Not the reddest Iris but
the coloring is gorgeously deep and intense. Dykes Medal, 1941.
THE SENTINEL (Hall, 1 942) Each $ 1 .00; 3 for $2.50
Burnished copper describes this new color in Iris. On the order
of Casa Moreno in general color tone, possibly a bit more coppery.
Flowers are large, form and substance good, but it is closely
branched and of medium height. However, it makes a very rich
and glowing clump and the novel color stops all garden visitors.
THREE CHEERS (Cook, 1945) Each $9.00
An amazingly brilliant bicolor similar to Amigo in pattern, but
tall — 42 inches — and richer and bolder in contrast. Standards
blue-white; falls semi-flaring with narrow border like the stand-
ards. A Wabash seedling. HM AIS, 1946.
THREE OAKS (Whiting, 1943) Each $4.00
This massive rose-pink blend opened the eyes of all the judges
last season. Huge in size, beautifully blended tones of rose-pink
and copper, and on very tall stems, it was one of the sensations
of our garden. Lasts over an extra long period. Height 40 inches.
HM AIS, 1945.
THREE SISTERS (DeForest, 1941) Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00
A distinct and exciting combination of pale creamy yellow stand-
ards and red-toned falls. In sunny weather the standards are
almost white. A vigorous grower ond rapid increaser, with abun-
dant well branched stalks. In the originator's garden it averaged
36 to 40 inches. See page 33.
TIFFANJA (DeForest, 1942) Each $2.00; 3 for $5.00
A new and unique Plicate, having good form and thick substance.
Smooth and clean cut; standards colonial buff; falls creamy white,
definitely bordered buff, brushed at the haft and speckled around
the border with light brown. This is a big flower. 42 inches tall.
HM AIS, 1944; AM, 1946. Shown in color on page 23.
TIFFANY (H. Sass, 1938) Each 50c; 3 for $1.25
Soft but decidedly yellow in color, with abundant stitching of
bronzy pinkish violet. A gracefully frilled flower of full proportions;
very large, vigorous growing, reasonably tall. About the best of the
low-priced yellow Plicotos and will give any of them a run for
their money. HM AIS, 1939; AM, 1943. Shown on page 18.
TOBACCO ROAD (Kleinsorge, 1942) Each $6.00
When this Iris first opened in Dr. Kleinsorge's garden, it was so
different, so remarkable in both color and form, that we lost all
interest in the many other splendid seedlings in the same garden.
Tobacco Road is o golden tobacco-brown self. Standards are up-
right and almost closed, with heavy midribs. The falls are broad,
very wide at the haft and held stiffly horizontal. Height 32 to
36 inches, very good branching. HM AIS, 1944; AM, 1946.
TOKEN (Hall, 1939) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00
Standards old gold flushed rose; falls rosy brown-red, with very little
haft venation. Carries much of the salmony orange effect of the old
variety Mary Geddes, but with less venation. Does not fade and is a
husky grower, 38 inches tali, with blooms having a 7-inch spread.
TREASURE ISLAND (Kleinsorge, 1937) Each 50c; 3 for $1.25
A truly gigantic flower of bright clear yellow, slightly lighter in the
center of the falls. Tall stems, a fast increaser and easy grower. We
hove sold more rhizomes of Treasure Island than of any Iris we have
ever introduced. You will not be disappointed in this splendid yellow.
AM AIS, 1945.
TREVA (Deforest, 1945) Each $7.50
A new glistening golden apricot self. With very wide standards and
falls, and flaring form, it has that unusual quality of frostiness which
distinguishes Gloriole. This one, however, has what might be termed
golden frost! HM AIS, 1946.
VATICAN PURPLE (Whiting, 1943) Each $4.00
Of bold stature and splendid form, this is one of the most striking
newcomers in an old color class that welcomes such improvements.
Deep but bright blue-purple, silky in finish but heavy in texture,
without haft markings. It has wide spreading falls and three-foot
stems. HM AIS, 1943.
VICE-REGAL (Miles, 1946) Each $4.00
Here is a brand new Iris from Canado, one of the most richly colored
seedlings we have ever grown. The standards and falls ore almost
identical in color, but the velvet of the latter makes them appear
slightly deeper. Scarcely any haft marking — a supreme shade of
glowing bronzy red-purple with bronze beard. 33 inches tall. Shown
on page 25. HM AIS, 1947.
VISION OF MERZA (DeForest, 1944) Each $3.00
Rose-brown on a cream ground, of heavy marbled rather than a
stitched effect. This is not only an unusual and bizarre color pat-
tern, but the flower is well shaped with wide segments and gigantic
in size; 40 inches tall.
WABASH (Williamson, 1937) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00
Pure white standards and rich velvety deep violet falls bordered
white — the most striking Amoena of all. Very tall, branched above
the middle of the stalk with a profusion of large, slightly ruffled
blossoms. The color plate on page 14 shows this popular Iris in per-
fect detail. HM AIS, 1937; AM, 1938. Awarded the Dykes Medal
WASATCH (Thorup, 1935) Each 40c; 3 for $1.00
Huge Plicata of stunning size, clean white with blue stitching in the
buttonhole manner. Heavy stalks and very broad foliage, medium in
height, blooming among the first of the tall bearded varieties.
WEST POINT (Nicholls, 1938) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00
Standards bright indigo-blue, very brood and well held; falls intense
indigo-blue with a brownish cast at the haft. The beard is wide and
extra heavy, like the epaulets on a blue uniform. A magnificent Iris.
Very late. HM AIS, 1940.
WHITE CITY (Murrell, 1939) Each $1.50
Dykes Medal Winner in England in 1940. An immense flower of
blue-white, with deeper blue flush at the heart. A stalwart grower,
the great flowers possessing a silken finish and ice cold effect.
AM AIS, 1945.
WHITE WEDGEWOOD (Grant, 1943) Each $7.00
A large porcelain-white with blue at the base of the white beard,
making the beard appear quite blue. Something new in whites, along
the line of And Thou and White City. Almost 4 feet in height, quite
early. HM AIS, 1943; AM, 1945.
WINSTON CHURCHILL (Stevens, 1944) Each $15.00
A striking new red Iris. Deep but bright crimson, the standards ex-
hibiting a copper glow while the falls are very dark but gleaming
maroon. Heavy gold beard. From New Zealand.
WINTER CARNIVAL (Schreiner, 1941) Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00
A fine hardy white, bred in Minnesota. Widely flaring falls, snow-
white in color, the throat heavily tinted gold. Branching is excellent
and the stout stems hold the big blooms well aloft. This is. surely one
of our best whites. HM AIS, 1942. See page 28.
WM. MOHR (Mohr, 1925) Each 35c; 3 for 90c
The entire bloom is a self of pale rosy lilac closely netted and veined
deep violet, producing a weird, yet very lovely effect. A monster
flower of medium height, with small foliage. Does better if divided
and transplanted at least every other year.
WORTHINGTON (Cook, 1943) Each $3.50
Harmonious bicolor of great size and pleasing rosy red effect, the
color particularly clear and bright. Of strong growth, three feet in
height. Brighter than the old but popular Ethel Peckham, with
cleaner haft ond much larger blossoms.
From a single rhizome planted in
1942 this crowded clump was over-
due for dividing in 1947. Note rhi-
zomes growing over one another in
center of clump.
After being dug, clump was
cleaned with stream from hose. Note
that healthy, growing rhizomes circle
the clump, while those in center have
very few white feeding roots.
HOW TO DIVIDE
Healthy, growing rhizomes are
separated from old bloomstalks.
Some prefer "doubles" as in fore-
ground for replanting. Wash rhi-
zomes thoroughly before replanting.
The above series of pictures is taken from the new book
"THE IRIS, AN IDEAL HARDY PERENNIAL," recently
published by the American Iris Society. It has been a long
time since a good Iris book has been available, especially
one of an up-to-date nature. This one is as nearly com-
plete as the experts have been able to make it — chapters
on the various groups, types and species, every phase of
culture, the fine points of Iris breeding, diseases and pests,
all about the American Iris Society, Iris judging, photo-
graphy, use of Irises in the garden, and so on. 224 pages,
well illustrated. Heavy, leather-like paper binding, $1.50;
permanent cloth binding, S2.50. Send your order to us
and we will ship promptly.
JOIN THE AMERICAN IRIS SOCIETY, membership in
which will bring you four meaty bulletins per year. This
is the best way to keep informed on Iris progress, the
latest cHA^ards, what the experts think. These bulletins are
really books themselves, generally containing 100 pages
or over per copy. Dues $3.00 per year and well worth it.
Send your remittance to us, we will enter membership
Come to Oregon in 19491 The annual meeting of the
American Iris Society will be held in Portland, Oregon,
in early mid-May next year and you will have a rare
opportunity to see many famous Iris gardens of the Pacific
Northwest at their best. Start planning now to be among
A FEW CULTURAL TIPS: While it is true that Irises
are among the easiest of all plants to grow, anyone who
plans to grow even a few Irises should not be content to
achieve merely indifferent results. Most Irises will suc-
ceed well in any type of soil from almost pure sand to
stiff clay. Where one may choose, a medium heavy,
fairly well enriched soil — in other words, ordinary good
garden soil — is to be preferred. Go easy on fertilizers,
especially animal fertilizer; this sometimes promotes lush
growth and eventual rot! Bone meal, well worked in, is
safe, and good.
Don't plant in deeply shaded situation, and avoid
places where roots of large trees or big shrubs rob the
soil of plant food and moisture. Be sure drainage is good.
Plant at least two feet apart; after first year, sparse
appearance will have vanished. If immediate effect is
desired, plant in groups of three of a kind, about a foot
apart, the groups at 3-foot intervals.
DISEASES AND PESTS: Although comparatively free
from garden enemies, soft rot of the rhizomes or spotting
of the foliage sometimes manifests itself. The former,
usually the result of poor drainage or an over-wet season,
can be controlled by cutting back to sound tissue or
replanting. Leaf spot, like the measles, is not fatal. Cut
away and burn infected foliage and dust with copper or
Bordeaux solution. For Iris borer, or more detaiied in-
formation on any of these subjects, drop a post card and
ask for our 3-page leaflet on "Culture of Bearded Iris." It
was included as an insert in last year's catalog, but it will
be sent without charge to anyone requesting it.
AND PLANT AN IRIS
Before planting a new bed of Iris,
dig in plant food and cultivate well.
When ready to plant, dig two slant-
ing holes, leaving a dividing ridge
in the center.
Place rhizome directly over center
of ridge and spread feeding roots
evenly to each side. By spreading
roots to either side, the plant is
Pull dirt in towards plant from
either side. By pressing on top of
root, proper planting depth may
be regulated. Firm with foot and
AMERICAN IRIS SOCIETY
1948 OFFICIAL SYMPOSIUM OF 100 MOST POPULAR IRIS
Compiled by Kenneth D. Smith and Selected by 206
Accredited Judges of the American Iris Society.
Varieties in Order of 1947
Numerical Average Rating
1. Ola Kola ('43) 2
2. Chivolry ('44) 4
3. Great Lakes ('38) 1
4. Helen McGregor ('46) —
5. Blue Shimmer ('42) 6
6. Bryce Canyon ('44) 10
7. Elmohr ('42) 3
8. Master Charles ('43) 8
9. Azure Skies ('43) 15
10. Sable ('38) 9
1 1 . Blue Valley ('47) '. . . —
12. Blue Rhythm ('45) 44
13. Cascade Splendor ('45) 56
14. Berkeley Gold ('42) 11
15. Amandine ('46) —
16. Wabash ('36) 14
17. Mulberry Rose ('41 ) 21
18. Lady Mohr ('44)
19. Amigo ('34)
20. Katherine Fay ('45) . .
New Snow '46)
Black Forest ('45) . . .
Lady Boscawen ('46) .
Tobacco Road ('42) . .
Violet Symphony ('40)
Snow Flurry ('39) 19
Ccsa Moreno ('43) 18
Rocket ('45) 29
Tiffanjo ('42) 35
The Admiral ('41 ) 41
Solid Mahogany ('44) 26
Varieties in Order of 1947
Numerical Average Rating
33. Garden Glory ('43) 68
34. Spun Gold ('40) 17
35. Prairie Sunset ('39) 5
36. Extravaganza ('44) 34
37. Chantilly ('45) 39
38. Cherie ('47) —
39. Zontha ('47) —
40. Lynn Longford ('46) —
41. Moonlight Madonna ('43) 22
42. Fair Elaine ('38) 36
43. Lake George ('45) 27
44. Remembrance ('42) 31
45. Pink Cameo ('46) —
46. Golden Fleece ('40) 23
47. Grand Canyon ('41) 49
48. Sharkskin ('42) 62
49. Deep Velvet ('39) 24
50. Daybreak ('41 ) 13
51 . Block Banner ('47)
52. Firecracker ('43) 59
53. Chamois ('44) 54
54. Suzette ('45) 63
55. Fail Days ('47) —
56. Sylvia Murray ('44) ■ —
57. Bandmaster ('44) 51
58. The Red Douglas ('37) 45
59. Dreamcastle ('43) 64
60. Spindrift ('44) 80
61. Syringa ('47) • —
62. Nightfall ('42) 78
63. Cloud Castle ('44) 67
64. White Wedgewood ('43) 47
65. Pink Reflection ('42) 29
66. Rainbow Room ('46) —
Varieties in Order of 1947
Numerical Average Rating
67. Cordovan ('46) - —
68. Lake Breeze ('45) 42
69. Golden Majesty ('381 48
70. Lord Dongon ('40) 37
71. Los Angeles ('27) 55
72. Red Valor ('36) 22
73. Froncelia ('44) 28
74. City of Lincoln ('37) 50
75. Harriet Thoreau ('44) 94
76. Minnie Colquitt i'42) 65
77. Arab Chief ('44) —
78. Goldbeater ('44) 46
79. Snow Carnival ('42) 53
80. Fire Dance ('47) —
81. Cope Bon ('45) —
82. Three Oaks ('43) —
83. Elsa Sass ('39) 79
84. Mary Vernon ('42) 75
85. Gloriole ('33) 71
86. Captain Wells ('41 ) 38
87. Fantasy ('47) —
88. Mexico ('43) —
89. Miogem ('47) —
90. Priscilla ('42) 97
91. Jasmine ('44) 40
92. Cloth of Gold ('45) —
93. Gypsy ('44) —
94. Esquire ('46) —
95. Mellowglow ('42) 76
96. China Maid ('36) 72
97. Distance ('461 —
98. Easter Bonnet ('44) . ., —
99. Desert Song ('46) —
100. Christabel ('36) 73
Like a golden sunrise, they usher in the
springtime and another glorious garden
Probably the most appreciated of all
■flowers, by those who know them, and at the
same time the least known and appreciated
by a vast majority of confirmed gardeners.
Few, indeed, ore the lovers of choice garden
material who have cast their eyes upon such
fine things as Roman Star, Moulin Rouge,
Delaware or Lady Kesteven, and even the
relatively inexpensive sorts like Tunis, Carl-
ton, Red Shadow and a score of others are
strangers to most people. Plan now to enjoy
the thrill of flowering some of these splen-
did creations in your garden next spring.
NO DAFFODILS SHIPPED AFTER
They will succeed in any ordinary good
garden soil; they are hardy beyond question.
Plant them in the fall only, 6 to 8 inches
deep. In very severe climates a mulch of
coarse material applied after the ground
freezes will prevent heaving and thawing.
1 each, 10 bulbs, for $10.00
3 each, 30 bulbs, for 25.00
All Double-Nose Bulbs
Labeled and Postpaid
Mrs. John Bodger
BRIDEGROOM Each 75c; 3 for $2.00
Large flower, creamy perianth, yellow crown with
narrow edging of bright orange. A very late new
variety of heavy substance and a wonderful exhi-
CARLTON Each 25c; $2.50 per Doz.
A gigantic and perfectly formed clear, bright
yellow, without a trace of orange. Words cannot
convey an idea of how the excellent flower differs
from other yellow Daffodils, but when you have
seen it you will agree there is nothing comparable
to it. The crown is huge and rather short, crinkled
at the rim. Magnificent in foliage as well as in
CHEERFULNESS Each 20c; $2.00 per Doz.
A cluster-flowered Daffodil often referred to as a
"double Narcissus." The tall, erect stems produce
a cluster of several small blooms, with broad,
rounded, creamy white perianth and full double
center of creamy white and yellow. Very sweet
scented. Colored illustration on page 47.
COVERACK PERFECTION Each $5.00
A really huge novelty with most unusual coloring
— pure white petals that are wide and over-
lapping, a brood and quite flat crown of creamy
buff edged salmon-gold. If you want a Daffodil
of utmost distinction, treat yourself to one of
these. Large, tall, and lasts incredibly long in
flower. Shown on opposite page.
CROESUS Each 20c; $2.00 per Doz.
A great favorite for many years. Clear canary-
yellow perianth; rich orange crown slightly deeper
at the rim. The segments are extra wide and the
short crown fairly blazes! Shown in color on
DAISY SCHAEFFER Each 40c; 3 for $1.00
A giant Leedsi of wonderful proportions, the color
having an effect of lemon-ice. The large, pure
white perianth petals are overlapping, the medium
length crown is deep lemon near the edges and
lightens to pale lemon — olmost white — at the
base. Very fine in every way. 20 inches tall.
DAFFODILS THAT ARE DIFFERENT
ACTAEA Each 20c; $2.00 per Doz.
Broad, snow-white perianth of great substance and good form. Very large red
eye. Considered the largest and most beautiful Poeticus. Shown on page 46.
ADLER Each 40c; $4.00 per Doz.
A really marvelous flower with perianth of purest white, overlapping and opening
nearly flat, nearly 4 inches across. Cup is pure chrome-yellow shading to blood-
orange at the deeply frilled edge. Shown on page 41.
ALASNAM Each 25c; $2.50 per Doz.
A tall and very deep yellow Trumpet Daffodil of the King Alfred type. The trum-
pet extra wide and of richest golden yellow. Early, with heavy stems.
BEERSHEBA Each 50c; 3 for $1.25
All white; a large, perfectly formed flower nearly 5 inches across. The perianth is
flat and the trumpet is long and flanged at the lip. A splendid show flower of
remarkable substance and an ideal garden subject where it never fails to excite
comment. Increases rapidly. See page 47.
BERYL Each 50c; 3 for $1.25
A lovely little Cyclomineus hybrid bearing graceful flowers with primrose-yellow
reflexing petals and a small globular bright orange cup, shading to gold. Ideal
for the rock garden and very seldom seen. Height 8 inches. Shown on page 44.
DAMSON Each 25c; $2.50 per Doz.
One of the most brilliant flowers in the spring
garden — a striking contrast of creamy white peri-
anth shaded yellow at the base, set with a long
cup of deep Fuchsia-red. This is the first time this
variety has been available at o popular price.
Early. See page 42.
DAWSON CITY Each 25c; $2.50 per Doz.
This is a big deep yellow Trumpet Daffodil, fine
for either garden planting or for exhibition. Broad,
flat perianth of smooth substance, well formed,
flanged trumpet, of a self golden yellow.
DELAWARE Each 50c; 3 for $1.25
Cup opens a golden Quince color, changing to
creamy lemon and is deeply crinkled. Against the
spotless white background this provides a striking
contrast. A very new and unusual Daffodil,
strong growing and free flowering. Shown in
color on page 44.
DIANA KASNER Each 20c; $1.75 per Doz.
Cream-yellow perianth and large fluted yellow
cup with blood-red frill; very free flowering and
extra late. A splendid garden variety and com-
pares favorably with many more expensive sorts.
Each 30c; 3 for 75c; $2.50 per Doz.
With a perianth of pure white and cup of brightest
flame-orange this is one of the finest in its class.
One of the remarkable qualities of this flower is
that the color of the cup does not fade but seems
rather to intensify with age. Extra late and long
lasting; short but wide cup, tall stems and wide
MRS. JOHN BODGER
ESKIMO Each $ 1 .25; 3 for $3.00
A huge white Daffodil of fine build and great substance. Peri-
anth is pure white, wide and overlapping with pointed tips; the
big trumpet is heavy and opens widely. This flower opens deli-
cate primrose and fades to ivdry-white. Shown on page 43.
FEBRUARY GOLD Each 20c; $2.00 per Doz.
One of the finest of the long trumpet varieties to bloom in
the spring garden. Rich golden color, the perianth petals reflexed
in Cyclamen fashion; trumpet deeper gold. See page 39.
FORTUNE Each 40c; 3 for $1.00
No Daffodil collection is complete without Fortune. The wide
perianth is solid bright yellow; the crown is bold and heavy, bril-
liant coppery red-orange in color. Extremely early, coming into
bloom almost a week ahead of other varieties. A gorgeous flower
on 24-inch, stiff stems. Illustrated on page 41.
FRANCISCA DRAKE Each 25c; $2.50 per Doz.
An unusual flower of rare, beauty. Perianth of silvery white,
tinted gold at the base; cup wide and deep, golden yellow at the
base changing to flame-orange. The edge is densely frilled;
stamens bright yellow. Early, with tall stems far above the
foliage. See page 47.
GERTIE MILLAR Each 40c; $4.00 per Doz.
A real giant of a flower, which, despite its size, is delicately beau-
tiful because of its soft ethereal coloring. Perianth is clear white;
the short but wide trumpet opens lemon-yellow and quickly
changes to ivory-buff, holding this color to the end. Colored
picture on page 46 is greatly reduced in size.
GOLDEN PEDESTAL Each 75c; 3 for $2.00
Solid bright gold, with a glistening sheen not usually seen on
Daffodils. So perfectly formed that it almost appears to be arti-
ficial! Of Incomparabilis type, with slightly shorter cup than most
yellow trumpets, this flower is a sure-fire winner at the shows and
a standout in the garden. Very tall stems. Shown below.
MRS. R. O. BACKHOUSE
GOLDEN PERFECTION Each 30c; $3.00 per Doz.
A Jonquil hybrid which produces two flowers to the stem, deep
bright gold in color, with widely expanded cup in exact harmony.
This has the same rare mica sheen as Golden Pedestal. The picture
on next page hardly does it justice. Shown on page 44.
MOULIN ROUGE Each 50c; 3 for $1.25
Very lovely double. Long primrose petals shading to cream down
the center, short petals deep yellow-orange, giving a tri-color
effect. Perianth light citron-yellow, the orange cup deeply frilled.
Very late. Illustrated on page 40.
GLORIOUS Each 25c; $2.50 per Doz.
A fiery little bunch-flowered Poetaz hybrid bearing great quan-
tities of fragrant flowers. Stems ore toll and the bulbs increase
rapidly. Clear white perianth petals with red-orange eye and
yellow heart. In color on page 45.
MOUNT ROYAL Each 75c; 3 for $2.00
A wide spreading deep yellow trumpet Daffodil, with perianth
having three base petals extra wide; the three inner ones being
narrower and more curved. A stunning feature of this flower is
the tremendously large trumpet — see page 38. Very late; noble
HADES Each 75c; 3 for $2.00
A rather late Incomparabilis with bright red cup described as
"cherry-red." This is set against background petals of soft
creamy white, giving it a warm glow. The contrast of colors is
startling. Tall, wiry stems and good sized flowers.
JOHN EVELYN Each 25c; $2.50 per Doz.
An outstanding favorite in the Daffodil world. Large, pure white
perianth opens perfectly flat and is 4 to 5 inches across. The
large, flat cup of lemon-yellow is densely frilled or shirred to the
base, as well illustrated on page 46. Unexcelled for either the
garden or the show bench.
LADY HILLINGDON Each 20c; $2.00 per Doz.
This graceful flower has the deep butter-yellow of the Jonquils,
but is larger in size; broad perianth petals, medium length
trumpet. Clean, self colored and very fragrant, with flowers in
clusters of two or three on tall stems.
MRS. JOHN BODGER Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50
This new white trumpet Daffodil is regarded by some os the
very finest of its type and color. When fully open it is as white
as new snow, and is lovely in all stages. A very late variety, it
opens deep ivory to canary, becoming lighter each day for about
three days. Then it lasts for a full week or more in spotless
perfection. Shorter than Beershebo. Shown on page 41.
MRS. R. O. BACKHOUSE Each 60c; 3 for $1.50
This is the famous "pink trumpet" Daffodil. Fine informal
perianth of ivory-white, the inner petals slightly twirled. The
trumpet is slim and long, opening apricot-pink and turning true
pink, deeper at the crinkled rim. Delicately beautiful but of
exceptional substance. Belongs in every collection. See page 42.
NOVA SCOTIA Each 30c; $3.00 per Doz.
Very large, flat, golden yellow cup with heavily fringed, deep
orange margin; perianth creamy white. A new Incomparabilis.
LADY KESTEVEN Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50
Words foil to describe this wonderful Daffodil adequately. The
perianth is as white as new snow, well formed and substantial;
the cup is brilliant deep red — the most startling contrast of colors
imaginable! Very tall; quite late.
OCTAVIANUS Each $1.75; 3 for $4.50
An exceptional flower of beautiful proportion and finish, big and
bold. A huge trumpet, recurved, of greenish moon-yellow, is
set upon a clear pale primrose perianth. There is sharp contrast
in the two colors. Looks right up at you. Very late and long
LOVENEST Each 40c; 3 for $1.00
A delicate pink-toned variety, the trumpet opening apricot-lemon
and gradually turning to pink at the rim. Perianth is white.
Earlier than the pink Mrs. Backhouse.
QUICKSILVER Each $1.25; 3 for $3.00
Well named silvery white flower of pleasing proportions. A
new, long-crowned Leedsi that is exceedingly graceful and fine
for either garden or show.
RED SHADOW Each 30c; S2.50 per Doz.
Extra late; one of the last of all, with much of the color found
In Fortune, but the perianth is lighter yellow. It is a splendid big
flower with large cup of deep yellow margined red-orange. In-
creases fast and blooms very freely. See page 47.
ROMAN STAR Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00
One of the most sensational varieties we hove seen and one that
is rarely offered. The smooth, creamy perianth petals are so wide
they almost completely overlap; the short crown is heavily
fringed and is margined fiery red-orange. Very prominent
stamens. Shown on page 38.
ROXANE Each 40c; 3 for $1.00
Almost white, a solid deep cream or ivory-toned big trumpet
Daffodil with heavily crinkled brim. Very early but lasts until
past midseason. This is a flower of altogether different appear-
ance as compared to either Beersheba or Mrs. Bodger. All three
would give you a splendid selection of whites.
ROYAL SOVEREIGN Each 40c; 3 for $1.00
As shown on page 43, this is probably the most graceful of all
the double Daffodils and consists of a charming combination of
colors. The creamy white petals are interspersed with a crinkled
and frilled center of primrose-yellow, shading paler as the flower
develops. This unusual Daffodil appeals to everyone's fancy.
SCARLET LEADER Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00
If you ore looking for color and plenty of it, here is something
that will certainly please. The cup is so very wide and flat,
crinkled at the brim, and such a deep shade of blood-orange,
that the cream perianth is almost half covered. Formerly very
expensive. A real novelty. Early.
Each 50c; 3 for $1.25
Creamy white perianth that is brood and overlopping, with heovily frilled
cup of deep orange-yellow. Anthers are conspicuously colored apricot.
Buds hang down but flowers stand up well, making a pretty contrast.
Blooms very late.
SILVER CHIMES Each $1.25; 3 for $3.00
One of the prettiest of the smoll-cupped Triondrus hybrids. Frequently
produces heads of six or more waxy flowers per stem, with pure white
perianth and pole primrose, globular cup. Delightfully fragrant.
Each 25c; $2.50 per Doz.
Perfect brood-petaled, star-shaped perianth of pure cream-white, with fine
proportioned and wide mouthed trumpet of primrose, changing to cream-
white just a shade deeper than the background. Free flowering, with long,
Each 30c; $3.00 per Doz.
An exquisite flower of unusually pleasant appearance; three to four pure
white flowers on one stem. Often described as the "Orchid Narcissus."
Thalia is sold to almost all flower lovers who see it in bloom here. Ideal in
every way, especially for corsages and bouquets. See page 39.
TWO OR MORE
Each 25c; $2.50 per Doz.
A Jonquil hybrid bearing two or more flowers per stem, soft lemon-yellow
in color. A good companion to such types as Thalia and Golden Perfection,
but of an altogether different shade. Sweet scented.
Each 35c; $3.50 per Doz.
Invariably admired and promptly bought by all who see it. The perianth is
cream, 4 to 5 inches across; the very widely flaring trumpet a peculiar
shade of apricot-buff, approaching salmon. This color is especially strong
around the fluted margin. When first opening, the impression is that of a
white and lemon bicolor, but it continues to grow in size and height while
the true color develops. Early and long lasting.
TWINK Each 25c; $2.50 per Doz.
By far the finest low priced double Daffodil. It is quite early, prolific,
and much superior to the old double types. Alternate petals of light yel-
low and brilliant burnt orange, a fluffy blossom which creates a splash
of color in the garden and on exciting effect as a cut flower in the home.
VERONICA Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00
A very new and rare giant Leedsi classed as a "pink" Daffodil, but it is
more on the apricot side with pinkish flush. Perfectly rounded wide peri-
anth of pure white; the cup is deeply fluted and frilled, solid buffy apricot
flushed pink. Novel and very beautiful.
DAFFODIL COLLECTION "A"
1 each. 12 bulbs, for $ 2.75
3 each. 36 bulbs, for 7.50
10 each, 100 bulbs, for 20.00
ALL DOUBLE-NOSE BULBS
LABELED AND POSTPAID
DAFFODIL COLLECTION "B'
12 bulbs, for $ 3.00
36 bulbs, for 8.50
DAFFODIL COLLECTION "C"
Beershebo Mount Royal
Dick Wellband Royal Sovereign
Hades Mrs. Backhouse
1 each. 10 bulbs, for $ 4.00
3 each, 30 bulbs, for 10.00
10 each, 100 bulbs, for 25.00
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